Actually, no they don’t.
Which brings us to the issue of whether there are any “moderate Muslims.”
U.S. Islamic leaders won’t try to formally excommunicate the Islamist Boko Haram group unless they can meet with its leadership to debate the religious legitimacy of its actions, a spokesman for a leading mosque told The Daily Caller.
“There is a great reluctance to excommunicate someone by extension. … It would be like convicting someone in absentia, said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik…”
We certainly wouldn’t want to convict someone in absentia, they should have the opportunity to defend themselves, right? Well, you be the judge. Here’s what Boko Haram’s leader recently had to say.
“There is a market for selling humans,” said Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau. “Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women,” Shekau said in a video translated by CNN. Shekau also said pre-teen girls could be forcibly married.
“We would marry them out at the age of nine,” he said, echoing actions by Islam’s founder Muhammed, who claimed multiple wives, including a nine-year-old girl named Aisha.
In a February video, Shekau justified his murder of Christians by quoting the Quran.
Can you imagine the outcry in the major media if a so-called Christian justified his murder of, say, an abortion doctor with a Bible verse and a major Christian denomination refused to condemn him and his actions in absentia? It would be above the fold, page one of every major newspaper in the country, and it would lead TV news every night until the denomination backed down AND replaced their insensitive leadership.
Just so you know what Muslim leaders in the US think about Boko Haram,
“Islam is not the problem,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Florida-based Islamic advocate. “We’re tired of people coming on television and asking where does this ideology come from,” Bedier said. “Well, this ideology comes from nowhere,” he insisted.
That would be hogwash Ahmed. Boko Haram’s actions come from 13 centuries of Islam. They’re a mirror of Islamic history. Muslims have been butchering and enslaving everyone they can for their entire history. Today is no different.
The problem, gentle readers, IS Islam. Unfortunately, we doubt we’re likely to face up to that reality any time soon.
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