The reform of Islam cannot be initiated by non-Muslims; it can be catalyzed by non-Muslims, making it clear to moderate Muslims that sticking one’s head in the sand is no longer an option.
The crimes committed by ISIS in the name of Islam are unrivalled in their cruelty. Moderate Muslims around the world have uttered their dismay at ISIS actions, labeling them “un-Islamic” and even Nazi.
Remarkably though, the streets of Paris and London – which thronged with anger at Israel during the Gaza War of 2014 – are quiet. No major Islamic organization has summoned its followers in the West to rally against ISIS. The silence of the Muslim street is deafening.