Moderate islam vs. the more fundamentalist, radical, 'real muslim'.
My question is, is there such a thing? I guess you could argue the subject. However, there are people that call themselves christians, Jews, etc. that put themselves under the prospective labels, but are only such by name and practice their religion with the minimum requirements. Indeed there are those within islam, here in America, that could fit in this very same category.
Under Federal law, a citizen is able to practice their religion of choice, happily and 'peacefully'.
The problem today is, there is an element in our world that wants the rest of us submit, convert or die. That problem is islam. It is the only religion that is murdering in the name of their god, for the sake of their god and 'dawah', world domination.
Take a look at the Federal Crimminal Code 18 USC 2385 and you will find that 'sharia law' falls under this category. Here is a portion of this law:
"Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—"
What we here in America are all about is, stopping the potential overthrow of our government, and our way of life. The bottom line, to enforce sharia upon us in the U.S. is a Federal crime, and we are simply not interested.
David Yerushalmi at SaneWorks, has a compelling argument for ABG Films and why PBS is wrong for banning "Muslims Against Jihad" the AGB Films entry to PBS's "America At A Crossroads" project shown this past April. His article ties into our original question, 'is there such a thing as a moderate islam vs. the more fundamentalist, radical, 'real muslim'?