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"Moderate Islam" is just an emanation of the extreme official ideology of the West

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: Right on - Bill Storey

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Apr 17, 2007 at 18:09

Dear Jaladhi ,

you remarked referring to Bill Storey's comment :

"....but we should not delude ourselves into thinking that there will ever be a real and lasting peace. Islam is a predatory and imperialistic religion; it has been so from the beginning, and is unlikely ever to be anything else."

> You are absolutely right about Islam. After reading so many comments on this site with the same sentiments, one wonders what makes these "experts" so delusional into imagining that Islam could ever live in peace with non-Muslims. One has to just look at the history of Islam to conclude what you have concluded. The common folks get it right, experts screw it up!!!

The explanation for this state of affairs isn't so hard to see , methinks. The problem lies with the Western power establishment and its control of opinion making or its fateful influence upon the experts.

It may be noted in this context that the RAND corporation which sponsored the research has close ties with the Official Establishment and is involved in the military and industrial complex. In 2003, it opened the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute in Doha which suggests it has quite close ties to the official Arab world. Hence its claim to objectivity can't be taken too seriously. Anyway , even if they weren't objective, would they ever dare admit it objectively ?

Many experts write according to guide-lines issued or suggested by their employers , sponsors , protectors, officials, friends or well-wishers from above. They have to do their best to satisfy their customers on high. Hence comes what you call "screwing up" , as I think. Common folks don't suffer from that fatal dependency upon the powers that be , so they express opinions which are not bought or doctored to accomodate the "national interests" or present alliances or hidden censors or other "concerned" forces .

They may be sometimes wrong , but so can be the experts too. To put it bluntly : " What do you think how many experts in official media and institutions would be fired the day after announcing publicly that because of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary they change their mind and declare that Islam is by definition extreme and unreformable ?"

The West is so overflooded by Moslems (c. 20 000 000 Moslems in Europe with billions of Moslem dollars doing their job of corrupting and Islamizing the West silently , behind the scene) that it is no longer able and willing to face the reality of Islam. Instead it prefers to invent "things as they should be"(=politically correct substitutes for reality ). So the official ideology invented "Islamism" to keep good "Islam" apart and please the Moslems in both the West and the East.

In spite of the fact that both "Islamism" and "Islam" are totally resistant to any Western-style domestication, the official Western ideologues are doing all within their power to enforce the contrary view on the public. The public thinks blatantly otherwise , but now it's the task of the "experts" to convince the public that as always the powers that be are right and the public is wrong. The experts are struggling to show that what is essentially an expression of the extreme opportunistic official Western ideology is something different - a sound and realistic solution. So the old song of "Moderate Islam" is sung over and over again ad nauseam . As a Latin saying has it : "Cuius regio, eius religio" (freely : "He who has power enforces his ideology " )


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