I keep hearing that “Moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against extremists”. Many take a further, utterly illogical step to conclude, “That must mean the moderates support extremism.”
Just to help those whose ability to use an Internet search engine is hampered, here’re a few places to look and listen:
American Muslims Make Video to Rebut Militants
Laurie Goodstein, NY Times
A recent spate of arrests of Muslims accused of terrorism in the United States has revealed that many of them were radicalized by militant preaching they found on the Internet.
Now nine influential American Muslim scholars have come together in a YouTube video to repudiate the militants’ message. The nine represent a diversity of theological schools within Islam, and several of them have large followings among American Muslim youths.
If that’s too American-Muslim-centric, then take a look at this page of linked quotes, via Mujahiba blog.