Their religion, whose prophet married a nine-year-old girl (unfortunately I think this horrifying fact is extremely important), appears to be headed backwards, not forwards. Their shame that modern society has so far outgrown them in terms of technological development is so great that they have developed a kind of unremitting rage against the West.
Only moderate Muslims can really correct this. Yet who are they? Where are they? I know only two — you and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser — both incredible, loving human beings but still…
Of course, there are more, but not really a lot. Very few speak up. Extraordinarily few. Indeed it is almost always the reverse. When the slightest hint of criticism occurs Muslim groups come forward instantly — Western soi-disant liberals obediently in tow. It’s an orgy of self-destruction on both ends — the Islamic and the Western. Our reactionary/liberalist government won’t even admit that Fort Hood, Times Square, the recent murders in Germany and on and on, had anything to do with, let alone were caused by, Islamist ideology.
Or is it Islamic ideology? That’s the question you still haven’t really answered to my satisfaction. A few gentle quotations from the Koran don’t count, I’m sorry to tell you.