Radical Islamic organizations divide into two broad types: those wanting to work within the system and those in full rage against it. The two share little; but while the political ones try to ignore the marginal ones, the favor is not returned, with the wild ones excoriating their tame counterparts.
For an amusing example of the latter, see a letter on the subject of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, written by one Aeisha Muhammad, distributed today by the Anti-Zionist Coalition, and reproduced here in part (with errors left uncorrected).
Dear Staff of CAIR:
I dispense with the traditional greeting normally extended to Muslims as your behaviour over and over again demonstrates that you are NOT acting to the benefit of the Muslim community but rather as an arm of the American fascist/racist government. …
Instead of pushing the Zionist agenda on the Muslims via puppet imams at mosques, conferences, condemnation of the Islamic resistance and now a commercial which puts blame on the Muslims for defending their political and religious rights. What a wicked you do by negating the teachings of Islam regarding Jihad and fostering guilt in Muslims for abiding by the injunction of Quran and Sunnah to go to Jihad against the enemies of the Muslim nation and religion. …
Muslims have the obligation to go to Jihad and to retaliate upon their enemies and there is no guilt in doing what ALLAH has ordered. No Muslim should be misguided and made to believe that retaliation for the atrocities committed by the non-Muslims upon Muslims is to be tolerated. No Muslim should go against his brother/sister jihadi in order to appease the non-Muslim governments of the world. No Muslim owes any apologies to any non-Muslim nation and no Muslim needs to be feeling bad for the crimes that are carried out by the Bush and Blair bastards under the guise of the Mujahideen. …
ALLAH's curse is upon you for your treason against the Muslim religion and people. REPENT before it is too late !
STOP POISONING THE MINDS OF THE MUSLIMS WITH YOUR CORRUPTED VERSION OF ISLAM THAT ONLY SERVES THE INTERESTS OF ZIONISTS !
Very truly yours,
Shayhka Maulani Aeisha Muhammad
Comment: However offensive this letter of the "shaykha," it does possess a certain logic. CAIR dissimulates about jihad, pretending that it is apple-pie wholesome, hiding that it really is warfare "against the enemies of the Muslim nation and religion." Aeisha Muhammad's call on CAIR to stand up and declare the truth about jihad makes sense to me. Like her, CAIR should cut out the apologetics and express its Islamist agenda in the raw. (July 14, 2005)