It’s something that Islam’s apologists, spokesmen, and various useful idiots (both Muslim and otherwise) endlessly recycle and repeat: Islam is moderate, despite the copious amounts of evidence to the contrary. And it’s a meme that Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia never tires of intoning. Funny that he never seems to get around to presenting actual evidence of said claim. We’re just supposed to take his word for it. From “Show moderate face of Islam to counter Islamophobia, says Najib”, by Loh Foon Fong, The Star 27 April 2012:
KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims should promote moderate values so that they can counter Islamophobia worldwide, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said extremism had led some to question the nature of Islam and portray it in a negative and hostile light.
These ‘extremists’ are from which religion, Mr. Prime Minister? And how are they ‘extremist’? As usual, he never gets around to laying out such troublesome details.
Najib said he hoped the new Global Movement of Moderates Foundation would be
able to play an important part in fostering tolerance and understanding.
am convinced that the moderation that runs through the very heart of
Islam will come to stand as the enduring value of our times,” he said
during his keynote address at the World Congress of Muslim
Philanthropists Global Donors Forum 2012 yesterday.
Najib said the negative publicity on Islam had at times limited Muslims’ philanthropic efforts.
Muslims can’t give money to charity or charitable causes because of Islamophobes and Islamophobia? How outrageous!
More than ten years after the September 11th attacks, after more than 18,000 terror attacks have been committed by Muslims around the world, and after tens of thousands have been slaughtered at the hands of jihadists, we are still waiting to be convinced, Mr. Prime Minister. We have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to be convinced that ‘moderation’ (however you may define it) somehow runs through the heart, liver or other internal organs of Islam. How much longer would you like us to wait?