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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Aug 1, 2010 at 10:56

"Just because there isn't enough of a moderate-Muslim push-back today doesn't mean there won't be in the future."

It is not that it is not enough. It is just not there. It does not exist. It never did. It is a mirage. In 2007 in Turkey, people were not fighting for a moderate Islam, they were fighting for an exception, a unique situation in Islam, created in a vacuum by Kemalism.

That struggle against just radical Islam is a mistake. If you study Islam for 30 years you might be able to see the difference between radicals and moderates with enough accuracy. But you are then much too far from the realities on the ground, and those who are won't ever be smart enough. Checklists and questionnaires won't ever be a substitute for such skills. It just does not work.

So as a politic, it leads us to fight against scarecrows whereas our real enemies, the real efficient vectors of sharia, the plain Muslims who just come to pray, fill up the mosques, are let alone. Because the Muslims who seriously dream to spread sharia into the West are not playing jihad, they are playing Hudaybiya. Jihadists are just the worst morons amongst our enemies, those who just don't get it, those who don't see the world as it is. To fight them is necessary but it doesn't help us one bit against the real danger.

Except in some very special provisory forcibly maintained set-up, moderate Islam cannot possibly exist, cannot be grounded on the Koran and the traditions. To bet on moderates is playing the wrong game. Just because a regular Western government cannot act on the religious ground does not mean that it is not the way to go. The truck driver can do that; Joe sixpack can, in their little area of influence. They can cover and maintain their ground, if they are empowered to do so.

Enough ... Let the people know what the stakes are, and let give them the weapons they need. Islam, any flavor of it, is no solution for any honest society.

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