The term “moderate Muslim,” the handbook goes on to say, “is an oxymoron. We never hear the term ‘moderate Christians’ or ‘moderate Jews’ or ‘moderate atheists.’ Why is this adjective then attached so frequently to the word ‘Muslim’?”
Some possible answers are that moderates — including Christians and Jews — do not seek to obliterate a nation, Israel, because it is a Jewish state; they are not rampaging through countries beheading and murdering indiscriminately — recommended in the Koran’s Sura 47:4: “So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds…” — as ISIS is doing now.
Moderates do not massacre Christians globally and pretend that nothing is happening. In 90% of the countries where Christians suffer persecution, according to the watchdog group Open Doors, it is due to Islamic extremism.