Let’s Hear It for the Moderate Muslims

From “Backlash to the Backlash,” Thomas L. Friedman, NYT:

“One of the iron laws of Middle East politics for the last half-century has been that extremists go all the way and moderates tend to just go away.  That is what made the march in Benghazi, Libya, so unusual last Friday.  This time, the moderates did not just go away.  They got together and stormed the headquarters of the Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia….

“This coincides with some brutally honest articles in the Arab/Muslim press…that are not the usual ‘What is wrong with America?’ but, rather, ‘What is wrong with us, and how do we fix it?'”  Italics in original.

I wish the moderates of all religions and those of no religion would get together and kick out the extremist nuts from Ahmadinejad to Akin.  Really, there are way more of us than them.  We can take them!

Here in the U. S., you don’t have to risk your life, you just have to take a few minutes to vote.


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