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Re: Dr. Qazi, why we don't see and hear more people like you?

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Submitted by American Muslim (United States), Oct 24, 2006 at 22:25

Dear Mr. Moshe,

Thank you for the kind comments.

Here is a quick answer to your comment and question as to why fairness is so scarce among my coreligionists. I have good news for you as well as some really bad news. Good news is that there are many coreligionists of mine who do pray for the survival of Israel. Bad news is that the moderates don't speak up for the fear of intimidation and in many cases excommunication from their places of worship (mosques) and even communities.

Why? Because most of the American mosques are run by groups that have brought their extremism from the Middle East to the shores of America. These small but fiercely extreme groups are more active in worshipping and attending the mosques. They conspire and take over the mosque management, then intimidate and eventually kick out the moderates. As an example please read the struggles of a moderate American Muslim lady Asra Nomani. She and many other were simply driven out of mosques while the law enforcement agencies looked on.

If moderates can't be protected in the middle of America, what chances do you think they have against the powerful groups in the Middle East? With the feelings of helplessness my coreligionists continue their silent prayers for peace and prosperity of the USA, Israel, the Middle East, and the rest of the world.

In the long run there is hope as hope is something we all hang on to, in difficult periods. I am sure that one day, most of the mosques will be cleaned from extremism, and fairness will prevail. By the way, it is not that difficult to clean up mosques. There are only 4 to 5 people at the top of mosque leadership who create mob hysteria against the moderates. Once these top 5 trouble makers retire, there will be resurgence of peace loving moderate Muslims.


Peace,

Dr. Qazi

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