Islam with a Happy Face

Made in our image: The appeal of ‘moderate Muslims’

One of the greatest problems with the much-cherished “moderate/radical” Muslim dichotomy is that it’s entirely based on Western assumptions that have nothing to do with the realities of Islam.


  • Alain

    The mythical moderate Muslim is pure wishful thinking, and wishful thinking does not reality make.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I do business with some Muslims and they come across as decent people, but I don’t probe into their inner lives. I saw one the other day. He had been in Istanbul on business a week ago and returned only a day before the airport bombing. When I told him that Kerry’s reaction was that it shows that ISIS is getting desperate, he buried his head in his hands in disgust.

  • k1962

    There are only practicing Muslims and non-practicing Muslims and nothing in-between.

    • Alain

      Bingo! However how many times have the offspring of those non-practising Muslims, born in the West, gone full Muslim? That is why I keep repeating that accepting any form of Islam is deadly, sooner or later.

  • bob e

    heard on fox today that the real dangerous “radical muslims” were the ones that
    believed in sharia !!
    we are going backwards .. FFS