Just because most of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world aren’t engaged in violent jihad or planning and carrying out deadly terrorist attacks on a regular basis, does NOT in any way mean that most Muslims should be considered “moderate.”
After every terrorist attack, politicians and pundits reassure us that the atrocity does not represent the true beliefs of the “moderate Muslim majority.” But how many moderates are there? And what exactly does “moderate” mean? Military instructor and researcher Hussein Aboubakr explains.
It is not “Islamophobic” to note the tragic fact that, at this time in history, the Muslim world is dominated by bad ideas and bad beliefs. That is why millions of so-called “moderate” Muslims do not rise up to denounce Islamist terror – because the word “moderate,” as we understand it, doesn’t really apply. If moderation means you tolerate freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, women’s rights and gay rights, moderate Muslims are a distinct and tiny minority. Of course, they exist. But among believing Muslims, they do not represent anywhere near a critical mass.