Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Wish They Were Radicals

In the maelstrom surrounding the Cordoba mosque, the advocates of tolerance never tire of the refrain that "these are moderate Muslims."

I wish they were radicals.

If they were radicals, we could ascribe their passive-aggressive architecture to their ideology, and still have hope of appealing to Islam's silent majority. Now the moderates have fallen into line behind the radicals. With who shall we treat? Is middle ground only to be found with the vanishingly small minority of liberal Muslims? How long until they too are swept up in the radical's wake?

Another hope has disappeared.

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