I think it would be impossible to describe me as an Islamic apologist, however, I honestly think that to say, "All Islam is radical" is
There are numerous Muslims and interpretations of Islam that genuinely do preach tolerance and peace.
Unfortunately they do not appear to be as vocal as their extremist brethren and MSM tends to concentrate on the more sales worthy fundamentalists,
possibly as they have a more direct and influential impact on current world affairs.
If you examine the history of Islam then you find that once over it was considered the most tolerant and liberal religion and provided safe harbour
for many freethinking individuals who were persecuted in their Christian administered homelands.
This was during the time of The Spanish Inquisition and the predominance of Puritanical Christian beliefs.
Since those days it seems as if the Christian faith has advanced somewhat and the majority of Christians seem more tolerant and accepting of other
faiths and beliefs.
It weaves its particular brand of indoctrination through subtler means nowadays.
Alas, it seems that Islam has regressed.
With the emergence of Israel and Islamic nation states, it seems that particularly vile interpretations of Islam are becoming increasing
These brands of Islam are evil and preach the imposition of Sharia Law, everywhere, and are actively seeking, by any means possible, to force their
beliefs on us all.
Through intimidation, indoctrination and cultural influences they appear to have muted the majority of Muslims into ignoring their activities.
For some reason, and I recognise that this is a massive generalisation, Muslims appear to admit any responsibility for the current state of affairs
and constantly blame other countries / beliefs / countries / individuals for any event that happens anywhere.
There response to everything seems to be “yes but..”, “it wouldn’t happen if you hadn’t ....” etc, etc. The stock responses are
I accept that Islam in itself is not evil and the majority of Muslims are far from being “bad people” but they must start accepting some
responsibility for the actions carried out in their name.
They must start asking, “What can we do to stop this from happening again”, “Why do we allow this to happen in our name”, “Why have we
allowed these evil people to have so much influence”, etc.
They are not solely responsible, of course not.
Some of the actions carried out in the name of Western “Civilization” disgusts me.
Which is one of the reasons why a large proportion of people actively seek to influence the actions of our leaders.
But Muslims must accept that they too have contributed to the whole sorry mess.
At present, they seem to be in total denial of any responsibility at all.
To summarise; no, not all Islam is radical, they just need to start standing up for themselves against the radicals.
Apologies for yet another rant.