Monday, May 01, 2006

Calling All Moderate Muslims

In an earlier post I asked "Why don't moderate Muslims speak out about things the radicals do." BK from My Rubix Cube replied Moderate Muslims are speaking out, all the time, but the problem is that mainstream media doesn't care to listen to us.

My response was I would recommend you get a blog and speak out there. Let some of us know about it, and we can link to your blog when something comes up.

I would like to go one step further. If you are a Moderate Muslim with a blog, and

  • if you frequently blog about your faith, and how consistent it is and is not, with what the Jihadists are saying
  • if you believe that Jihad refers to the struggle within the soul, to do what Allah would have you do,
  • if you defend the faith from critics with words, not violence,
  • if you believe that Christians, Jews, and Muslims are all "People of the Book" (or ahl al Kit├ób) as Surat Al 'Imran, 64 (Qur'an 3:64) says "O People of the Book! Let us rally to a common formula to be binding on both us and you: That we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than God."
  • if you can accept Christians and Jews as Surat al-Baqara, 136 (Qur'an 2:136) says Say ye: "We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them:" and Surat aal-E-Imran, 3 (Qur'an 3:3) says It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong)."
then I invite you to let me know. You can email me here if you would like for me to contact you for a comment whenever I post something about Islam, and if your blog supports trackbacks, and if you frequently post criticisms if the acts of the violent Jihadists, and you would like to be included, I am willing to set up a blogroll of Moderate Muslims, and encourage other bloggers to use it.

I am a Christian, and I take great pleasure in having Jesus Christ as my personal saviour, and I have absolutely no intention of changing my faith, nor do I proseletize and attempt to persuade others who are comfortable in their faiths to reject them and embrace mine. However I deeply respece Jews and moderate Muslims who worship the one true God, but who do not use violence to oppose those whose faith differs from theirs.

I expect to see both Jews, who follow the laws set down in the Torah, and Muslims, who follow the Five Pillars of Islam, in Heaven when I get there. I do not expect to see suicide bombers who kill innocents, because as their own Holy Book proclaims Surat an-Nisa,093 (Quran 4.93) says "If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him."

10 comments:

RN said...

good job! thanks :)

bushraaa said...

I'll spread the word.

s. Toufeeq a. Ahmed said...

Nice blogs, I appreciate what you are doing here. Keep it up. My recent blog about co-existence can be read here

T 1 said...

Don, i appreciate your work - but I wish to know what you mean by the term 'moderate muslims'?

From my experience the ones I have talked to, are quick to label a moderate muslim as an extremist if they do not get the answer that they are looking for.

Count me in your list, if you dont share this opinion.

Don Singleton said...

Don, i appreciate your work - but I wish to know what you mean by the term 'moderate muslims'?

From my experience the ones I have talked to, are quick to label a moderate muslim as an extremist if they do not get the answer that they are looking for.

Count me in your list, if you dont share this opinion


I believe the bullet points in my post pretty well describe what I mean by a moderate Muslim.

It is one that realizes that the true Jihad (struggle) is an internal one, to follow what God/Allah would have them do, rather than killing everyone that disagrees with them.

A moderate Muslim that wanted to spread their faith would do so by words and persuasion, not bombs and force.

A moderate Muslim would respect those of other faiths, particularly other People of the Book (Christians and Jews)

bushraaa said...

Don- you just described the VAST majority of Muslims, including all of us...

Btw, check my blog tonight for my newest post- you'll definitely be interested in it!

Don Singleton said...

Don- you just described the VAST majority of Muslims, including all of us...

I am aware of that, which is why I try so hard to draw the distinction between moderate Muslims and that small group of Islamoterrorist that hijacked your faith, just as they hijacked planes. But you need to speak out so that others will understand what we both know.

Btw, check my blog tonight for my newest post- you'll definitely be interested in it!

I will

T 1 said...

Thanks!! Appreciate your time and effort!!

Let Non Arab - Muslims Live! said...

Why most Arabs, Most Muslims are guilty.



Most Muslims have "theories" about 9/11 Islamists' massacre.

99.99% of Muslims that "denounce" [if at all] Islamic terror massacres on non Muslims, imply the word "but".

Most Arabs are so racist, most Muslims are so intolerant, they just can't bring themselves to be grateful to the US for rescuing Iraqi Arab men, women & children from the butcher & torturer of Baghdad: Saddam Hussein.

There was not one shred of gratitude from any known Muslim leader or group for US & Europe's rescuing of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990's.

There was not one declaration of thank you from any known Muslim leader or organization for US saving of Somali Muslims in the 1990's.

Virtually all of the minorities are persecuted in the entire Muslim world: Christians, Druze, Kurds, Ahwazi Arabs, Marsh Arabs, Jews, Berbers, non-Arab Africans in the Sudan [by racist Arab militias in cooperation with Sudanese Islamic government], non-Arab Africans in Mauritania, Nubians, Copts, Assyrians, Maronites, Chinese in Indonesia, etc.

Did one [mainstream] single Muslim cleric come up and say that the Koranic term [reminder, only Islamists kill, torture in the name of religion & book] 'apes & pigs', the Islamists call the non Muslims, are not to be followed?

While [not only most Jews or even most Israelis, but even] most Zionist Jews sympathize with Arab 'Palestinian' fallen unintentionally in the war on terror, almost all Arabs & Muslims demonize Israeli victims of intentional Arab-Muslims violent crimes against humanity.

While Arabs live in Israel not only just better & more free [women voting, real free speech, etc.] than in all of their own regimes, but treated often as first class citizens ahead of Israeli Jews (courts, land issues, etc.), Jews, however, are either not allowed to live in certain Arab countries [apartheid, ethnic cleansing, etc. Syria even denies any entry for a Jew,] or persecuted in most Arab countries.

Which Arab Muslim nation is exempt of the epidemic of criminal 'honor killing'?

If Pro terror Muslim organizations like CAIR [ http://anti-cair-net.org ] is defined as "moderate", what would one call their mainstream?

Roughly 90% of Arabs polled, have a negative view on all Jews [not just being 'anti-Zionism', whatever that means], even in such [so called 'moderate'] countries like: Jordan.

"White" Hitler's 'MeinKampf' is translated into Arabic, available on the "brown" Arab market, what for?
What's the interest in "brown" Arab nations' inviting "white" KKK members to speak?

Do you know of any Muslim group that has joined the efforts of Christian/Jewish action to prevent the racist genocide by Arab Muslims in Sudan upon native black Muslims?

Has any Arab media issued an apology for inciting the bloody "intifada" [2000] via lying images, such as of Muhammad Al dura, which as we all know by now, was killed by Arabs themselves [who knows how many more]? or has anyone of them run the true version of stories?

Which Arab, Muslim nation is exempt from the crime of libel against Israel's struggle for survival with outrageous drama "accusations" & horrific twisted around definitions in the UN [reaching it's peak with their racist resolution in Durban - 2000, hypocritically calling it "against racism"]?

How many Arabs, Muslims, have declared openly that the 'Palestinian' Arab Muslim cult of using it's kids as human bombs and as human shields in their war against Israeli civilians, is totally immoral?

Not one Muslim group has come up against and declared that a collective boycott of an entire nation such as Denmark (2006, because they were upset with a few cartoonists that happened to be Danes) is racism.

While most Arab, most Muslims couldn't care less what happens with the [so called] "Palestinian" Arab Muslims, they do use them as pawns in their fascist war [physical, propaganda, economic & in the UN] against the non Arab, non Muslim "island" in their neighborhood, i.e. Israel.

While Arab, Muslims leaders chased out, in 1948, most of the [so called] "Palestinian" refugees, with bragging "promises" of "victory" & ethnic cleansing the Jews out of Israel, they put them in camps, never let Israel to improve their conditions, so to use them as pawns in their fascist war against the non Arab, non Muslim "island" in their neighborhood, i.e. Israel.

Most Arab Muslim media draws Israel so vile, as in the WWII type of Nazi cartoon drive [the other unfunny ironic part is, they pick the non-Zionist Jew image, hypocrisy, again, fascism, again].

Most Muslims wishwash the facsistic Muslims' torture and cold blooded murder of innocent people that just happened to be Jewish, like: Daniel Pearl, Nick Berg, Ilan Halimi.

Did you hear one mainstream Arab Muslim leader or groups denuncing the Islamic Hitler of Iran's calls for annihilation of an entire nation, calling for a new Holocaust while denying the previous one and his calls for death to: US & the UK?

Exactly How many Muslims or Muslim organizations [that are so worry about their image or of their 'prophet's] have protested against the masses of Muslims on the 'Cartoon -Jihad' rampage (2006), calling Europe a cancer and threatening a "9/11" on Europe?

Not one of the few courageous Muslims that speak out for real overall reform, for disliking westerners, for sympathy for Israel the victim, for about [all] Muslims regimes' crimes on their own people, have been shielded from any major Muslim organization (including such as CAIR - http://anti-cair-net.org), from the menace of death threats Fatwas by Muslim clerics.
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http://theproblemwithmostarabmuslims.blogspot.com

Don Singleton said...

Good questions. I encourage Moderate Muslims to speak up, and urge bringing Islam into the 21st Century.