Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Forget about ISIS. I'm worried about ISA.

I am struck that these interviewees, in any other circumstance, would be blithely labeled as "moderate Muslims" by most Americans.  They go to school, go to work, enjoy America's freedoms, wear American clothes (the men do, anyways) and don't seem to be violent.  Yet they all openly desire to live under Sharia Law, where thieves have their hands chopped off, girls can be forced to marry at 15, and cartoonists are executed.  (What's their stance on gay marriage?  What's their stance on just being gay?)

What, then, is a moderate Muslim?  If the folks shown above are neither tolerant moderates nor active terrorists, then what are they?