The Myth of the Moderate Muslim

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Gina Miller

Is there really such a thing as a “moderate Muslim”?  Or, are there only Muslims and apostate Muslims?  I suspect the latter.

We always read about “radical Islam” as if there is a distinction between it and “regular” Islam.  But how is Islam not radical?  How is Islamic Shariah law not radical?  Even a cursory study of Islamic Shariah law reveals a brutal, oppressive and ignorant ideology that is completely at odds with western civilization.  There can be no doubt that Islam is radical, period.  Of course, not every Muslim straps on a bomb or cuts off people’s heads, but there seems to be a dearth of supposedly moderate Muslims who are loudly denouncing such atrocious, barbaric behavior.

The “moderate Muslim” campaign is a hoax, and America would do well to wake up to it.  Where you have someone who claims to be a moderate Muslim, look for either deception (taqiyya) or an apostate Muslim who cherry-picks Islam.  The words of the Koran which call for the killing or subjugation of non-Muslims and the waging of jihad against “infidels” leave Muslims in a position to either support those words or not fully follow Islam’s mandates.

The pressure of political correctness has cowed and silenced many leaders in our nation.  They are afraid to call a spade a spade when it comes to Islam.  The good news is that millions of us are awake to the threat of creeping Islamic Shariah law in our country, and we will not be fooled by the PC rhetoric.  I just hope we have the collective will to stamp out the creeping Shariah within our borders.

It is heartening to see a number of states proposing anti-Shariah bills in their legislatures.  Those bills would outlaw state courts from citing or upholding Shariah law.   This kind of legislation is essential to head off the creeping invasion of Shariah law in our nation.  It must be done at the state level, since we have an Islamist sympathizer in the White House whose administration would never go against the Islamist agenda.  If we can take back the White House and Senate in 2012, we may stand a chance at anti-Shariah legislation at the federal level.

New York Rep. Peter King is hosting a congressional hearing this week in Washington to explore the threat of Islamic radicalization in our country. This is a small step in the right direction, but even Rep. King is attempting to find those elusive moderate Muslims who will stand boldly against the Islamic calls for jihad against non-Muslims.

The America-hating, suicidal Left and the Islamists desperately try to claim there is no such threat to our nation from Islamic Shariah law, and they claim that anyone who criticizes Islam is simply displaying “hate” against Muslims; yet at the same time, the Islamists have plainly said they intend to destroy the West from within.  A 1991 internal document of the Muslim Brotherhood states the Islamists’ intentions for the United States and all of western civilization.  As reported by Paul and Phillip D. Collins in their essay titled, “The Muslim Brotherhood: Expediting the Grand Jihad,”

“Entitled ‘An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,’ the document states that the Brotherhood’s activities in the United States represent,

‘a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions’”

What part of that is hard to understand?  Who can read that and not clearly see that the Islamists are the enemies of the entire free world, especially as we witness all the Islamic murderers who operate daily across the globe killing people for the sake of the devil, Allah?

The fact that duplicitous groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are still given any credibility whatsoever is quite disturbing and frustrating.  CAIR is nothing more than a stealth front group for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the massive terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation, which found the defendants guilty on all charges.

African American Muslim convert, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, at the 42nd Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago, September 2007 (Photo credit: Anjum Malkana)

Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer reports on another so-called moderate Muslim who was invited to speak at the University of Central Florida last week.  The man is a black American convert to Islam, who was born, Jeffrey Kearse, and was raised as a Baptist in New York before converting to Islam and changing his name to Siraj Wahhaj.  According to Discover the Networks website,

“…Wahhaj became involved with the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan, under whose influence he converted to Islam in 1969.”

Ah, yes!  The poster boy for moderate Islam: Louis Farrakhan!  Right off the bat, we know there is nothing moderate about this guy if Farrakhan is his buddy.

Mr. Spencer’s column, featured in Front Page Magazine, exposes yet another mythical moderate Muslim in Wahhaj, as he writes,

“Last week the Muslim Student Association (MSA) of the University of Central Florida invited the Imam Siraj Wahhaj to give an address on campus – funded by UCF’s Student Government Association. It was an invitation that raised no eyebrows: after all, Siraj Wahhaj is one of the most sought-after speakers on the Muslim circuit, and has addressed audiences all over the country. In 1991, he even became the first Muslim to give an invocation to the U.S. Congress. After 9/11, his renown as a moderate Muslim grew when he declared: ‘I now feel responsible to preach, actually to go on a jihad against extremism.’ But with Siraj Wahhaj, as with so many other Muslim leaders in the U.S., things are not always as moderate as they seem.”

Mr. Spencer reports that Wahhaj was asked whether or not he would condemn Hamas and Al-Qaeda, and instead of actually answering the question, Wahhaj,

“…launched into a lengthy complaint against his having been designated a ‘potential unindicted co-conspirator’ in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. With obvious annoyance in his voice, Wahhaj complained that that designation essentially meant nothing… Wahhaj did not explain to his UCF audience that he earned the designation by sponsoring talks in the early 1990s by the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, in mosques in New York City and New Jersey; Rahman was later convicted for conspiring to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993.

Apparently no one pressed Wahhaj about whether he condemned the jihad terror groups. Apparently also no one in the UCF audience asked Wahhaj how his view of Islam differed from that of Omar Abdel Rahman; however, if anyone had actually done so, probably Wahhaj would have supplied yet another windy non-answer, generating a great deal of righteous indignation from the Muslims in the crowd but little to nothing in the way of actual information.

Siraj Wahhaj’s contacts with the Blind Sheikh are not the only blots on his reputation as a ‘moderate.’ He has warned that the United States will fall unless it ‘accepts the Islamic agenda.’ He has also asserted that ‘if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.’”

So, here is an American-born man who is calling for the overthrow of our Constitution and government.  There is nothing moderate about that!  The fact that this man is labeled a “moderate Muslim” demonstrates the outright deception involved in the Islamic campaign to spread Shariah law in our nation.

Mr. Spencer continues,

“So why was such a man giving a student government-funded address at the University of Central Florida last week? And why was he ever invited to give an invocation to Congress? The fact that someone who would like to see the Constitution replaced has led a prayer for those sworn to uphold it is just a symptom of a larger, ongoing problem: the government and media are avid to find moderate Muslims — and as their desperation has increased, their standards have lowered.”

Mr. Spencer also points out that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the formation of the Muslim Students Association which sponsored Wahhaj’s appearance at UCF.  The Muslim Brotherhood is behind the Muslim Students Associations all across America and Canada.  These student groups are all on-board with the Islamist agenda to take down the West.

As a final note, Mr. Spencer writes,

“Siraj Wahhaj’s appearance at the University of Central Florida is just one of many such appearances by Islamic supremacists at mosques and Muslim student groups all over the country. That such a speaker with such a history would continue to be so popular among Muslims in America is telling; but is anyone paying attention?”

Good question.  We do our best to alert the American public, to pull people out of complacency, but even though many Americans are aware, it still remains that not enough people are awake to the threat of the conquest of Islam.  We will have to stand fiercely against the steadily creeping Islamic Shariah law that is invading our country.

The Islamists are committed to the destruction of western civilization—their own words and actions tell us so.  Do not underestimate their resolve and their unity against us, and do not allow yourself to be intimidated or silenced by false accusations of “Islamophobia” or “hatred” for speaking the truth about the deadly cancer that is Islam.

Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio commentator and disc jockey. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

70 Responses to “The Myth of the Moderate Muslim”

  1. Thank you for recognizing that they are not the same God as many claim, even if you are mistaken about God’s character. Allah’s character speaks for itself in Islamic teachings, so I don’t need to go over it here, but your misunderstanding of Jehovah’s character is one that is sometimes made.

    Jehovah dealt very firmly in the Old Testament with the evil human beings do, and in some cases, that evil was pretty egregious, which is where much of the misunderstanding comes in. While I haven’t seen anything in Islamic teaching which would indicate the violence against unbelievers called for by Allah was an isolated case, most of what is often misunderstood about Jehovah was an isolated case.

    I’m talking about the conquest of Canaan by Israel under the leadership of Joshua. God had promised that area to Abraham and his descendants hundreds of years prior. The inhabitants of the land at that time were a very wicked bunch; you’ll probably remember the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah got so bad that God destroyed them completely himself. Between that time and the time the descendants of Abraham were growing numerous enough to be able to possess the land, they were enslaved by Egypt for hundreds of years. During that time, the people of Canaan became even more evil. Prostitution in worship services was common, both homosexual and heterosexual. Human sacrifice, including children, became common. Some Canaanites would embed a small child inside the wall of a new house as an offering to their god in the hopes of bringing good fortune to that home. Others sacrificed their children in the red-hot burning arms of a statue of a false god. Being sinful creatures ourselves, we often fail to appreciate just how despicable sin is in the eyes of our Creator who has no sin at all in himself. Yet Canaan was so bad, even most of us in post-Christian America can appreciate how evil it was. So when the people of Israel left Egypt and went to Canaan, the war of conquest was actually judgment from God for the generations of evil perpetrated there. Only a few escaped, those like Rahab who put their faith in God and repented of their sin. God judged that evil as it deserved, and wanted to wipe every vestige of it from the land so that the people of Israel (hopefully) wouldn’t pick up those terrible ways (they did anyway, because they failed to wipe out all the evil that God told them to).

    And yes, with the coming of Christ 2,000 years ago, we have entered an era of grace where billions more people have come to understand God’s truth than did in the days of old Israel. God has been able to work good in this world through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the influence of God’s Holy Spirit that was not possible in Old Testament times.

    But you are also right that in the book of Revelation, the final judgement on all wicked people remaining on earth, as well as the eternal judgment of every evil person who has lived, will come. This era of grace is already fading as so many people choose evil over good, and by the time the events of Revelation come around (which may not be too far away), things are going to start getting bad again, and God will render final judgment on sinful humanity.

    His “true colors” are that he is good and loving, while we have since the Garden of Eden spit in his face and acted like we know better than he. He has been patient with us, giving humanity thousands of years to get its act together–and we’ve failed miserably. But he can’t withhold justice for our wrongs forever. You know what kind of message it would send if our national judicial system did nothing to punish wrongdoing, right? Disrespect and contempt for the law/standard, a belief that we can do anything we want without consequences, etc. But God isn’t stupid, nor is he not paying attention, nor has his standard slipped an inch. He has been patient and merciful, but that time is running out.

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll look in the final two chapters of Revelation. God’s truest of true colors comes out there, when after all evil has been judged and locked away forever in Hell, those of us who have repented of our evil and thrown ourselves on his mercy will live in a newly created perfect world–the kind of world God always intended for us when we threw it all away in the Garden of Eden.

    I know it’s a lot to take in, but I hope you’ll read Revelation 21-22 and give them some thought. When you’re ready, there doesn’t need to be any doubt where you’ll spend eternity. You can end up on the good side of God’s true colors, and I’d like to see you there. Here’s how you can make sure of it:

  2. You sir, have broken the code. Congratulations! I was trying to come up with a screen name for DV. I saw the name on my mouse.

    I am a history hound. I look for the truth. I always have. Just like since I was a kid I took things apart to see how they worked ( much to the chagrin of me mum.)

    I pray for your friends. Our country is in a precarious position. The time for making nice is over. The muslims are a force to be reckoned with. We can’t ignore that fact any longer. They are warriors and conquerors. But so are Americans. May the best man win.

    As Solomon said ” There’s nothing new under the sun.”

    I pray

  3. There are two types of Muslims; active and inactive. The inactive are waiting to be led by “the strong horse”.

  4. I downloaded the report. What a mishmash of half truths, falsehoods and distorsions of reality! I suppose that’s to be expected from a group that includes people like General Boykin, Frank Gaffney, Jr., Diana West and David Yerushalmi.

    You really should try to read publications by scholars and experts who approach the subject from an objective point of view.

    If Islam is so tgerrible and Muslims so bad, why are they praised by major Christian religious groups.

    For example, in the Cathechism of the Roman Catholic Church, after talking about the relationship of Christians with Jews, the Church says this about Muslims:

    “841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. ‘The plan of salvation
    also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place
    amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of
    Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God,
    mankind’s judge on the last day’.”


    That teaching was proclaimed during the Vatican II Council in the 1960s
    after the bishops present accepted it by a vote of 2,151 for and only 5
    against. That’s as strong as the votes in early times that proclaimed
    the doctrines of Christ’s divinity and the Trinity.

    That same Council also declared the following:

    “The Church regards with respect the Muslims, who worship the One,
    Living, Subsistent, Merciful, Almighty God who created the heavens and
    the earth, who spoke to men. They strive to submit wholeheartedly to
    God’s commandments…even as Abraham submitted himself to God, whose
    obedience is often recalled in the Islamic religion. Although they do
    not recognize Jesus as God, they do venerate him as a prophet and they
    honour his virgin mother, Mary…. They await the Day of Judgment, when
    God will reward all those risen from the dead. They hold in high regard
    the moral life and worship God,particularly by prayer, charity and

    Apparently the RC Chruch does NOT share General Boykin’s belief that his God is stronger and better than their God.

    Here’s an example from a “mainstream” Protestant denomination: It is from

    a statement issued by United Church of Canada (which resulted from the merger a half-century ago of the Canadian Methodists, Presbyterians and Church of Christ).

    “The 39th General Council of the United Church of Canada, the second largest Christian group in Canada after the Roman Catholics, has adopted an important statement on Christian-Muslim relations. The final version of the statement, entitled “That We May Know Each Other”, was adopted after a year of church-wide study of the initial draft.

    “The statement affirms that Muslims and Christians believe in the same God and share a common heritage through the prophet Abraham. It ‘acknowledges the prophetic witness of Muhammad’, and that the mercy, compassion and justice of God are expressed in the Qur’an, which is regarded by Muslims as the Word of God.”

  5. Sadly there are a number of Christians (or so-called Christians) who consider getting along more important than the truth. God will judge them someday because it is abundantly clear that Christians and Muslims do NOT worship the same god.

    Allah is a deceiving trickster who won’t even bother to let you know whether you’ve met his approval or not until you’re already dead and it’s too late…that is, unless you lose your life in killing some infidels for him. Jehovah loved the world so much, he set a plan in motion in the Garden of Eden to redeem fallen humanity, and sent his son to die a sacrificial death to save us, and he has made it clear that if we repent of our sins and put our faith in Jesus Christ, we will meet God’s approval and be saved.

    Jesus said he was THE way, THE truth and THE life, that no one comes to the Father but through him. Muslims can be saved out of Islam, but they cannot knowingly follow the brutal, deceptive Allah and follow Christ at the same time. Their teachings are very different, and Christ made it clear that there is no other way except through him.

  6. This topic is just a tiny drop in the theological ocean. If you just look at doctrinal issues alone, they are legion. Look at “What Every Christian Needs to Know about Islam” for a starter:

    You can get more info about fallacies in the Quran from Ali Sina:


    “The Challenge” (mid-way down the page) is a good place to start in the latter site. You really don’t understand Islam until you understand Muhammad. For a fuller treatment, see his book of the same name:

    Islam will never be okay for any of us because of its doctrines of offensive jihad to submit the world to Sharia law, not to mention its other inhumane doctrines. Islam is a self-protecting ideology with the death penalty for changing anything, so it will never change to be a suitable religion. It must be ended like Nazism and Communism.

  7. Right. Dismiss the entire study by attacking the validity of the top names in security policy.

  8. It’s my pleasure. I couldn’t resist the headline. I’ve been pursuing the mythical creature called moderate Muslim for a while now. I’ve posted some extensive analysis at some sites, but don’t have a final conclusion ready yet.

    It looks like you are doing well for yourself. You have a good number of commenters with the usual proportion of pro and con writers.

  9. Sorry Bob. I was responding to Benoit.

  10. People in the whole world for the sake of getting respect, love and safety are accepting Islam as their religion but how they think that Muslims can change their religion to some other. well they can try it by writing articles, posts and portray the wrong picture about Islam.

  11. allah=Satan Muslims are very evil…amir ill bet you eat bacon.

  12. Bob you sound like a well educated man.I was very impressed with your well thought out statements.Thank people like you for putting things in the proper perspective

  13. I do not claim to have special insights, nor do I claim to know much about Islam; however, I do have a family member who is Islamic and from Egypt. He is what you would classify as a moderate Muslim. However, his views are anything but moderate, he firmly believes that everything wrong in the world is caused by Jews and Israel. He believes that 9/11 was an inside and that all the terrorists were actually members of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. He believes that peace will come to the Earth when all people accept Islam and not before. He has not killed my sister to whom he is married and as far as I know, she has not been mutilated. He works in computers and communicates in Arabic primarily. My point is this; while I do not worry about him blowing up anything, I know he would love nothing more than to see the world accept Islam and for Israel to be wiped off the map as it is the root of all evil. He hates all Zionists as he refers to the Jews.

  14. Danofano, you are an idiot and have no concept of the Bible or Jesus Christ. Our Lord died for all so that they may be saved, Mohammed was a fraud and a child molester. Yahweh is the one true god, Allah is Satan. So much for comparisons!!

  15. thats the differance, our history. We evolved.

  16. It is the duty and obligation of the Christian to obey the word of God, no more, no less.

  17. I would hope that the Bible contains nothing about anti-Semitism, just the thought of Jesus reading that makes me giggle. No offense. 🙂 He was Jewish.

  18. Yes, most Christians realize he was Jewish, as were his apostles. Which probably has something to do with why there isn’t any anti-semitism in it.