How do we know how many "radical Muslims" there are?
First of all, know this: There is no easy, obvious way to distinguish between what the media calls a "radical Muslim" and an"orthodox Muslim." If one is a faithful follower of Islam, sooner or later he will correctly earn the label "radical." "Radicals" act on the supremacist, hateful, and violent teachings of Islam. Moderates are not yet perceived as doing that. But on some level most believe the same things.
Returning to the term "radical Muslims", the problem is, we really don't know how many there are. But it is many times what the media and our government portray. I've provided several estimates within this web site ranging from 7 to 25% as shown HERE. I've been asked by several people what the source of my information is. Here is the answer I've provided:
The short answer is this:
Where I've provided numbers on the web site, I've provided underlined links in many cases - e.g. to Pew Research. Where links are not provided, estimates are based on Islamic doctrine, Islamic history, and current events concerning Islamic populations.
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The longer and more important answer is this:
First, it depends on how "radical Muslim" is defined. Here's how I define "radical Muslim" based on 12 years of observation and study: Muslims the media calls "radicals" are the militant arm of Islam, aka violent jihadis - for example ISIS, al Qaeda etc. and their known sympathizers and supporters. Muslims the media calls "moderates" for the most part do not show themselves to support radicals, but many are likely to have sympathies for radicals by privately supporting them politically, financially, logistically, or socially.
There are survey's asking this question in the US, such as this one. But how accurate can they be when Islam promotes deception through its doctrine of taqiyya?
Consequently there is some unknown number of what the media calls "moderate" Muslims who are apostate. Zudhi Jasser is one such Muslim - and now "Malala." In fact, Malala is an ignorant and confused Muslim teenager rebelling against a number of things that confuse her - see more HERE.
To defend their rhetoric, they have to disregard 30 to 60% of the Islamic texts, including much of the Qur'an. Check out THIS website to see the percentage of the Islamic texts that support hatred of the infidel, kafir, Jews, or support for various acts of violent jihad. Many punishments imposed by Sharia are themselves a form of violent jihad if measured by Western sensibilities.
It is impossible to know exact numbers because a key doctrine in orthodox Islam is taqiyya, lying and deception (aka dissimulation) to mislead others, hide true intent, in order to defend the individual Muslim or Islam. Many who appear to be "moderates" turn out to be "radicals" after all. Jihad in the cause of Islam can take many forms to advance Islam: The practice of politics, finance, propaganda, as well as physical violence and acts of terror. So there could be "violent jihadis" (the throat slitting, shooting, or bomb triggering kind), "financial jihadis" (financing violent jihadi efforts), "political jihad" (promoting so-called "hate speech" legislation prohibiting people warning with the truth about Islam) etc. ad nauseum. It is likely that many of those we perceive as "moderates" practice one or more of these types of jihad.
Nobody has the exact number of Muslims who are radical because radicalism can be hidden. Radicals can be visibly militant terrorists or can be hidden supporters, suppliers, and facilitators. Both are "radical." Islam is both radical and moderate.
Our dangerously flawed measure of "radical" or "moderate" is how a Muslim is perceived, not necessarily what he really believes. "Radical" and "moderate" are both the same "Islam." Which one a particular Muslim appears to be at any point in time depends on his degree of devoutness (the more devout, the more he supports militancy or becomes militant) and the degree he successfully hides his love for militancy or violent jihad.
Bottom line, anyone who faithfully believes and practices their Islamic faith can honestly be called and should be treated as a "radical." Islamic doctrine, from its inception, is radical from the perspective of both Western and Far Eastern sensibilities, culture, and morality.
Obama and his fellow progressives, leftists, and Islamic apologists are hoping we can’t add two and two concerning the reality of the plague of Islam. I have some math that most of us understand. It isn’t the new math. It’s the old math of observation, logic and common sense.
Here it is:
ISIS=example of Muhammad=the Qur’an=1,400 years of doctrine=Islam.
ISIS is called "radical Islam". Radical Islam is the military arm of orthodox Islam.
Read more about the rational math of the real Islam HERE.
Here is a great, comprehensive ISIS resource: The Complete Infidels Guide to ISIS
Here is the simplified version of Islam:
Islam is a treacherous political ideology using religious fervor, deception, double-dealing and terror to subdue people who do not embrace orthodox Islam. ISIS is not a "new twist" on Islam." It is not a perversion of Islam. Deception and violent Jihad, mistreatment of women, Jew-hatred and Sharia (Islamic law) are not un-Islamic, aberrant distortions of Islam at all. ISIS and these actions and beliefs are part of orthodox Islam, just as Muhammad intended. Saying ISIS or any violent jihadist is "un-Islamic" is wishful thinking so as not to offend Muslims at large - a Stockholm Syndrome type of reaction.
If there is any "perversion" of Islam, it is done by the likes of Zudhi Jasser who are among the small minority of Muslims who ignore half of Islamic scripture - the half that sanctions exactly what the so-called "radicals" are doing. These are the true apostates of Islam. That is, unless the "apostate" or "moderate" is practicing his Islamic taqiyya (deception in the cause of Islam.) Those are the numerous cases where we see that "moderate" in the headlines as an ISIS or al Qaeda fighter, terrorist, or spokesperson. ISIS is the "reform" movement in Islam, bringing Islam back to its orthodox, Muhammad-inspired roots.
The psychotic behaviors and actions of most Muslims in the news (from the West's perspective) are integral and original to the teachings and actions of Muhammad and those who followed. They are not psychotic from the Islamic perspective. They are honoring Allah. These beliefs and practices are faithful to the Qur'an and promoted by virtually all of the most respected Imams today. Islam as "a religion of peace" is the public relations side of Islam promoted by our gullible media and ill-advised and ignorant politicians based on the early writings and actions of Muhammad later abrogated (replaced; made better) by his later supremacist, intolerant, hateful, and violence-promoting writings and actions which our leaders inexplicably ignore. Deception and terror are Islam's most highly developed skill set. Blind uncritical tolerance due to gross lack of values worth defending comprise ours.
ISIS not Islamic? Pew poll indicates significant favor toward ISIS in Muslim countries HERE.
Non-Islamic Egyptians lecture Obama on his flawed pro-Brotherhood policies
Click HERE to read their pleas for a saner US policy toward Egypt in a letter to the Muslim Brotherhood-pandering President of the United states..
Federal Security Policy targets average Americans instead of the source of terror. Feds make source of Islamic terror off limits.
Read more about our out of control and assinine Washington policy HERE. The course our "leaders" have chosen is to spy on us, on ALL Americans instead of the known sources of Islamic fascism, of hatred and of terror plots against Americans, the Mosques.
FBI failure due to radical "political correctness" in denying agency the ability to relate Islamic-inspired terror to Muslims. The Islamic apologists and defenders of the FBI and Obama administration are bending over backwards to claim there is no way the Boston Marathon Massacre terrorist could have been identified prior to the event. It doesn't matter that the atrocities were committed by two devout and well-trained Muslim Jihadists who just visited a Muslim nation crawling with trained Muslim terrorists, who claimed Jihad on their social media sites, listened to Jihadi music and who made phone calls plotting jihad. Why do you think defenders of Obama's national security policy believe that foreknowledge of such attacks is so impossible? Could it possibly be because the Obama administration has adopted administration-wide policy that Islam, Islamic Jihhad, Jihad, radical Muslims, or radical Islam shall not be associated with any act of terror, violence, intimidation, or offense committed by Muslims? Could it be because all references to those terms are deemed offensive and are not to be used as the basis for FBI or State Department or military training or for identifying individuals or their threats to our national security?
Unfortunately, that is the case. And that is why such tragedies will continue to occur - until that insane Muslim-pandering policy is reversed and sanity is restored to our national security program.
See more on this topic HERE.
Terms to use and avoid when speaking or writing about Islam and Muslim acts:
Here is a brief lesson in words to use and words to avoid when referring to Islam, Muslims, their acts and ideology. And Jihad Watch has an instructive article: "Let's Call Islam Islam." And from Front Page magazine: "Non-Muslim Muslims."
Whenever you hear someone refer to "radical Islam", ask them this: Is there a non-radical or benign Islam?
There can be a peaceful "aspect" to Islam - when Muslims are a small minority in an infidel culture they will attempt to lay low and blend in. But that attitude temporarily exists to protect and promote their expansion. Islam inherently is not benign - it is a radical ideology. It is aggressively supremacist and intolerant of others as soon as it sees an opening to be so.
Muslims who do not follow their "faith" can be or at least appear to be friendly. They may be considered "cultural" Muslims, or Muslims in name only, just as Christians can be. But Muslims who are devout can also appear to be friendly. They do this out of deceit - their practice of taqqiya to gain an advantage. How can we know the difference? Most of the time, we can't.
Yes, as with any ideology, political movement, or religion, there are apostates and fringe elements, and those who identify with the group or movement, even though they know little about it, don't practice much of it, and are generally indifferent to it. This represents a portion of the "moderate Muslims" we assume exist in great numbers. Strange, isn't it, that so many "moderate" Muslims still insist on being associated with Islam, with the intolerant and supremacist Islamic doctrine being exposed and the toxic behavior of Muslims in the news that is impossible to ignore. This cognitive dissonance is almost enough to cause us to conclude that most Muslims really do endorse most of the subversive Islamic doctrine and ideology after all. They're just a little bit more "under the radar" about it.
Islamophobia is not the fear of Islam. Islamophobia is the fear of speaking out against the rapidly growing religion/ideology that is out to repress all who do not follow its doctrine.
Corrected definition provided by Logan's Warning.
Islam is NOT moderate
"I was the first to expose the notion of "moderate Islam," which is used as a means to canonize a "non-Islamic Islam." I don't know why they call it "moderation." This "moderation" means violation [of the laws] of Islam."
Presidential candidate of Egypt, March 2012, thanks to Jihad Watch.
Allah calls you to do this, not just the Fuhrer...
Why Islamic doctrine is worse than Nazi Fascism. Nazi's were motivated by a man. Islamic fascism is motivated by a god, Allah that generates a religious fervor behind everything they do. Islam goes beyond the evils of Nazi Germany. See the evidence HERE
And explore a new Islam awareness website HERE called Global Infidel TV. This site compiles most important videos, books and websites about Islam, and provides a "social network" type facility for like minded infidels seeking and spreading the truth about Islam.
Don't call it merely a religion! Islam is a totalitarian political system masquerading as a faux-religion. Mistakenly giving Islam protections as though it is a religion will only enable Islamists to use these protections as a cover to destroy our Constitutional Republic and achieve Islam's political supremacist purpose.
The majority of Islamic writings focus on how Muslims are to control the Infidel. That is fascist politics. See the evidence HERE.
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Facts of life:
There is no "moderate" Islam. Islam is Islam.
Many in the US ignore or hide from this fact and find this hard to accept.
There are "moderate Muslims" - those who appear to be less devout - and less "radical." But beware of feigned moderation!
Just as there are nominal or cultural Christians there are nominal "moderate" Muslms. But here is the BIG difference. Those who appear to be nominal Christians 99% of the time are truly nominal Christians. They are rarely really devout Christians attempting to appear "nominal." They are not attempting to deceive. Christians will let you know where they stand with regard to their beliefs if they are truly devout.
On the other hand, many Muslims in the US who appear to be "moderate" are not likely to be truly moderate. Some may be truly moderate, indifferent, westernized individuals. But know this: Islamic doctrine supports the appearance of Muslims as "moderate" to temporarily hide their intentions and blend in with the western culture - all the while working to undermine our Republic, government, legal system, and our way of life to impose theirs. This is one aspect of "stealth jihad."
What does it mean, "Islam is Islam?" It means that historic, orthodox Islam as taught, practiced, and promoted by Muhammad and Islam's subsequent leaders call for the ideal Muslim to emulate Muhammad in every facet of life. Why? Because Muhammad is considered "the most perfect human being" and is worthy of emulation. Devout Muslims make every effort to emulate Muhammad and his teachings, just as devout Christiasn attempt to emulate Christ and His teachings.
What is the difference? Those who emulate Muhammad emulate a life promoting supremacism, intolerance, terror, conquest, middle ages social justice, and low worth of human life. Those who emulate Christ emulate a life of loving others, forgiveness, tolerance, and the high worth of human life.
Here is something else to be concerned with: Just as nominal Christians will have a tendency to support the values of Christianity when push comes to shove, even truly moderate Muslims will likely side with devout Muslims when push comes to shove. Note the comments of the "non-Muslim" president when he proclaims he will side with the [U.S. Muslim] immigrants if the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Islamic violence and supremacism is nothing new - it is integral to historical Islam. Islam is in the midst of a reformation. Yes, indeed. A "reformation" to reassert its historical supremacist, warring, and intolerant ideology.
"Islam is not a religion of peace that "radical" Muslims have hijacked.
Current examples of our Islamo-ignorance...
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is the latest Muslim attacker who has nothing to do with Islam. More HERE
An example of response from a Muslim to this website...
Below is an email I received today from an apparent Muslim who takes issue with the facts on this website. He believes that facts he disagrees with is "hate mongering", much like many non-Muslims in our own culture in the US believe. He, like many, would rather label the truth "Islamophobic" rather than accept the current events all around us - that Islam is an ideology of deception, that Islam promotes and sponsors more violence and terror in the world today than all other ideologies combined. The Islamic ideology promotes the brainwashing of Muslims and infidels alike. These are facts - current events - that are in the news every day. Too many, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike - prefer to persist in their deception and ignore the facts all around us. They prefer to naively persist in the deception that violence, jihad and mayhem have nothing to do with Islam - and nothing to do with Muslims.
While Obama and his Muslim-heavy team continue to insist that ISIS, ISIL, al Qaeda, the Taliban, and every other clearly Islamic terror group is not "Islamic", here is a video from a former Muslim who claims otherwise. His logic is bullet proof, pardon the expression...
In fact, these groups are more "Islamic" (follow the examples of Muhammad and the teachings of the Qur'an) more faithfully than the every day average semi-apostate Muslim. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the cultural and semi-apostate Muslims identify with the fundamentalists more than we care to admit and demonstrate their sympathies in ways that implement their well-honed Islamic doctrine of taqiyya (deception) to the fullest.
Below is a reply from a Muslim who takes issue with this website, and especially with the above video:
i noticed one thing about ''Brother Rachid's" video that you had shared on your site and i'm here to tell you that countless number of muslim sheikhs have crushed almost every single claim and lie he has spread. and alot of callers have exposed his intentions and strategies and him easily fleeing away from it.
If there is a particular topic you're interested on proving me wrong. then please mention it. I await your reply.
Howard Dean and more: Denial that Jihad is a core part of orthodox Islam
Media and our Islamo-ignorant government believe that Oklahoma beheading by a Muslim in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam. More of this insanity HERE.
Media and our Islamo-ignorant government believe that IS, ISIL, ISIS, and every other Islamic terror group who terrorize in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. More of this insanity HERE.
Lone Survivor: An example of everything that's wrong with our understanding and policies toward Islam. This movie depicted political correctness gone way bad. It is also a film worth avoiding because it distorts the truth about our enemy... Read more, HERE.
This is one step beyond The Twilight Zone .... it's the O'Zone, just as poisonous and deadly.
Obama's state department is now calling devout Muslims "enemies of Islam." This is madness. Are counter jihadists considered enemies of Islam?
State Dept Offers $10 Million Reward For Kill or Capture Of 'Enemies Of Islam' IJ Review, August 12, 2013
As with most things his administration does, I’m sure Obama will be shocked when he reads in the newspapers about the State Dept. declaring a $10 million bounty on the head of what it calls an “enemy of Islam.”
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the cowardly attacks today in Baghdad. These attacks were aimed at families celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The terrorists who committed these acts are enemies of Islam and a shared enemy of the United States, Iraq, and the international community.
Obama’s representatives tell us we don’t take sides in religious wars, but somehow it’s okay to issue a State Department “fatwa” against the enemies of Islam?
US Muslims overwhelmingly vote for Muslim Brotherhood candidate in Egypt. Well, I guess we know where we stand with American Muslims, as if we really didn't already know. More HERE.
Al Malaki Cannot Reconcile being American with being Muslim
For audio, click here.
For news story click here.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The ongoing probe began two months ago, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, told Fox News.
The Army is taking the allegations “extremely seriously,” Grey said, but so far, "there is no credible information to support the allegations." [Is the investigation complete? Is "political correctness" or fear of Islamic retribution causing ultra-caution?]
The suspects were part of a Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and use Arabic as their first language, two sources told Fox News. Another military source said they were Muslim.
Grey would not confirm or deny the sources’ information.