Writing is also a bomb: The Moderate Muslim Threat
Malika El Aroud by her computer in her living room at
her home in Brussels in April. The Arabic banner on
the wall translates as: There is no God but Allah and
Mohamed is his Messenger.
Photo: (Hazel Thompson for The New York Times).
I have written many times that the greatest threat to Western Civilization is not al Qaeda or Muslim terrorists; it is your common, ordinary, average, moderate Joe or Jane Jihadi. The moderate Muslim does not blow up school buses or train stations or hospitals. The moderate Muslim does not slit the throats of Jews living peacefully in France. As brutal as these acts of terror may be, Civilization will continue and flourish despite the loss of a few hundred poor souls slaughtered by radical Islam.
But the real danger is in fact actually the moderate Muslim who, when offended by all that is infidel, demands that those offenses be removed or destroyed. In the civilized world we call those things science, women's rights, learning, free-speech, art, progress, technology, and freedom of the press. Islamic Scholars have even demanded that the West pass laws to criminalize insults to Islam.
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