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  • May 3, 2012

    “Moderate Islam” is not the answer.

    By Christopher Logan, Logan’s Warning

    Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, and the rest of the FAILED “moderate Islam” campaign.

    For over 10 years I have been speaking out against the threat of Islam. When I first started  though, I remember numerous non-Muslims telling me that I should not say Islam itself is the problem. To use the term “Islamofascism” (which I admittedly did use for a short period of time), or “radical Islam”. Another popular term is “Islamism”. I did not really care for using the term “Islamofascism”, as in the back of my mind I knew Islam itself was the problem.

    After a short while I decided to go against the wishes of many friends and go with the truth. The truth being that Islam itself is the problem. My line of thinking is, how can we defeat an enemy if we cannot even bring ourselves to name that enemy? Now it is over a decade later and the situation with Islam in America has gotten worse, much worse.


    There is some good news though, and that is that the voices of non-Muslims are on the rise. But after that there is a major problem. The voices of most of the “leaders” on this issue do not get to the root of the problem, and have no real long term answers. Apparently the best they can do is continue to fantasize about “moderate” Muslims/Islam coming to the rescue. Ignoring the fact that “moderates” did not save Europe and that more and more aspects of Sharia are seeping into America. In other words, what is being done is not working.

    As many of you know, for over a year I have been exposing theweak kneed stance of the “leaders” of ACT!, their support of so called “moderate” Muslim Zuhdi Jasser, and Muslim immigration.Unfortunately ACT! is not the only cheerleader of Jasser. There are other big names in this battle that are also living in the “moderates” are going to save the day fantasy.

    5. Clarion Fund: Over a year ago they asked me to remove them from my email list. I asked them why, and they never responded. Here is what they have to say about Jasser.

    Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser Founder and President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Jasser is a devout practicing Muslim practicing internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix. He is the immediate-Past President of the Arizona Medical Association.

    Reading such a comment leads me to believe that they are ignorant on Islam itself. Because Muslims want Sharia. I receive occasionalemails from their founder Raphael Shore. I politely asked him if he has ever read a Koran and Sahih Ahadith. He will not respond. I guess the truth is too much for them to deal with.

    4. Walid Phares: Sometime within the last year he defriended me on Facebook, and then ran to the hills when I asked why he did so. Phares is frequently on the news, but is another one who has his Jasser pom poms out. Only Phares is so foolish, that he actually wants Jasser who tries to cover for Islam, in our government.

    (Click on picture to enlarge)

    Just what we need….Jasser getting more politicians to believe that Islam itself is not the problem, and “moderates” are coming to the rescue.

    3. Steve Emerson: Emerson does a good job exposing the threat of Islamic terrorism, but does not seem to have any long term answers on the legal jihad that is taking place across America. Earlier I stated that ACT! was in favor of Muslim immigration. Emerson is no better, as he even supports Mosques being built is America!

    Steve Emerson: Jasser is a Muslim. Though he opposed the proposed Ground Zero mosque, his record and that of his family has been in helping build mosques in Wisconsin and Arizona.

    Maybe Emerson and the rest of the Jasser cheer leaders would like to explain how adding more Islam is going to help defeat Islam?! Oh I forgot, I am not supposed to say Islam itself is the problem….

    2. Daniel Pipes: Looking at Pipes we see the ultimate failure of the “moderate” Muslim campaign.

    Calling Islamism the Enemy

    by Daniel Pipes
    December 1, 2001

    President Bush and others were properly careful not to foster or be seen as fostering the idea that Islam—a faith observed by more than one billion people across the world—was our enemy.

    by Daniel Pipes
    New York Sun
    November 23, 2004

    There is good news to report: The idea that “militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution” is finding greater acceptance over time.

    We also see that Pipes does not care that he is misleading America, as he is carrying the same message today!

    APRIL 20, 2012 12:00 A.M.

    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes has said, “The problem is radical Islam. The solution is moderate Islam.”

    1. The Capo of the “moderate” Muslim campaign,Mr Frank Gaffney himself. Gaffney has been telling America that “moderates” are coming to the rescue since at least 2007.

    Frank Gaffney, one of the summit panelists and the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, was the most explicit proponent of this view. Gaffney used Ronald Reagan’s strategy in bringing down the Berlin Wall as a model for how we should engage the Muslims today, saying that, like Reagan’s empowerment of natural allies within Communism, “we must empower our allies within Islam.”

    Well Frank, those within Islam stand with Islam.

    In 2008 Frank had presented his “hero” Jasser with a“Defender of the Home Front” award. Under Gaffney’s and Pipes’ watch things have gotten worse, much worse.How much more of America has to be changed to suit Islam, before Gaffney and his puppets stop misleading America?

    Gaffney also makes the following bold statement:

    Gaffney replied that such wasn’t the case and that he knows that there are millions of Muslims who don’t want to live under sharia — Muslims who came to the U.S. to get away from sharia-based governments.

     

    So Frank, are you saying that about half the Muslims here do not want it? (Technically if they do not want Sharia they have apostated, but I will give you a pass on that for now.) Where is your proof? You are starting to sound like a Muslim sympathizer like ACT!’s Guy Rodgers.

    What is so ludicrous about the “moderate” Muslim campaign is that it is being lead by mostly non-Muslims. Did any of the above ever ask themselves why Jasser spends so much time with non-Muslims, instead of Muslims?

    I proudly stand with colleagues Pamela Geller and Mr. Spencer on the issue of “moderate Islam”.

    Pamela Geller: I have long derided the “moderate Islam” meme as a theory with no basis in reality or history. It’s wishful thinking, dangerous, and suicidal.

    Robert Spencer:I recently participated in a FrontPage Symposium, “The World’s Most Wanted: A ‘Moderate Islam,’” about that great unicorn in which everyone believes and depends upon but which no one has ever actually seen, moderate Islam. (R.S.)

    I entitled this article “How do you win a war, When you Have no Answers?” because, “moderate” Muslims/Islam is not an answer. It is a fantasy!Either we end up dealing with Muslim immigration, and Islam, or it is just a matter of time until we lose this war. As they will never stop pushing.

    Coming up next on Logan’s Warning: Europe: The Rise of the Anti-Islam Campaign… something Gaffney and his friends might want to pay attention to.

  • Posted by Ted Belman @ 8:10 am | 4 Comments »

    4 Comments to “Moderate Islam” is not the answer.

    1. Paul says:

      Yes, whenever you find a “moderate” Muslim, you will find them preaching to non-Muslims and nobody else. When you consider that most victims of Muslim terror are other Muslims, you might imagine that “moderate” Muslims might be more aggressively engaged with the less moderate Muslims. But no, their job is to come begging to us, the non-Muslims. And for what? Money. Immigration opportunities. Political support.

    2. James B - Montreal says:

      From WND.com

      But their response also begs another important question: How much good are these “natural allies” to our side if their fear paralyzes them to the point that they can’t even organize a simple protest against the so-called “fanatics” of their faith on this side of the Atlantic?

      Personally, there was only one panelist at the conference that gave us the straight goods. Brigitte Gabriel, a dynamic and very well-spoken Lebanese-American woman, looked us all in the eye and, in response to my question, said very plainly:

      “If there are moderate Muslims, they are irrelevant. They are either too small to matter or they are too afraid to be of any help!”

      After 10.5 years of searching for moderate muslims and their relevancy and listening to Daniel Pipes and Frank Gaffney, it is clear that it is a waste of time.

      I applaud Daniel Pipes for his campus-watch web site to write about the idiots in US and British academia, but apart from that, educational but not much else. Frank Gaffney, career policy wonk, indirectly a civil servant. Emerson is no longer part of the discussion.

      Jasser. Sorry. One cannot blow and suck at the same time.

      That leaves only three that are relevant: Spencer, Geller and Gabriel. Three cheers for that Koran burning pastor in Fla.

      Geller and Pipes are the only Jews among the list. What a disgrace American Jews are when it comes to their survival and politics.

    3. Yidvocate says:

      Remember all the moderate Nazis during WWII?

      Neither do I.

    4. steven l says:

      Islam is the problem and must reform or be reformed.
      This is a humanitarian imperative.
      Islam otherwise will enslave humanity and destroy the humans. Would G.. (for the believers) wish the enslavement of humans? The victory of ….
      Some may say that humans deserve what they get!

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