Surprise! ‘Moderate’ American Muslims Not Interested In ‘Rooting Out’ Extremism

After each and every one of the outrages Islamic radicals carry out on an innocent and unsuspecting host population there is always a call for the Muslim community to help stamp out the alleged “perversion” of Islam that gives moral justification to young men and young women to go out and kill themselves for no greater purpose than racking up a body count of innocent bystanders. We hear pleasing noises from groups like CAIR, that UAE-designated terrorist group that visits the White House regularly, but mostly we are told that we need to suck it up and let them bomb away, otherwise we are Islamophobes. And example comes from Obama hectoring speech to the nation Sunday night:

If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away through suspicion and hate.

That does not mean denying the fact that an extremist ideology has spread within some Muslim communities. This is a real problem that Muslims must confront, without excuse. Muslim leaders here and around the globe have to continue working with us to decisively and unequivocally reject the hateful ideology that groups like ISIL and al Qaeda promote; to speak out against not just acts of violence, but also those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity.

But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans — of every faith — to reject discrimination. [blah, blah, blah]

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