In many areas of life, when faced with something inadmissible and unpalatable people often take the attitude “it can’t be true, so it isn’t.”
This attitude seems to be getting a lot of traction when it comes to facing up to the truth about Islam.
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, is a business strategist and advisor, Harvard-educated scholar, political scientist, board member of Harvard International Review, and president of the International American Council on the Middle East.
In an essay posted at The Gatestone Institute website he details his experiences as an immigrant to the US:
When I was new to the United States, a so-called "moderate" Muslim scholar pulled me aside and gave me some "friendly" words of advice:
"In the West, there is a trend unfolding. If you follow it, you will find great success, more than you can imagine. It is very easy, all you have to do is stick to a few simple rules. No matter what your personal views are, you must be a Muslim apologist -- an apologist for radical Islam -- and present yourself as a 'moderate' Muslim scholar. If you can accomplish this, they will lap it up. You will never want for anything again. You will easily gain wealth and become the most in-demand 'moderate' Muslim scholar in the West!......As you have the advantage of being from the region," he continued, "you will come across as authentic."
This advice proved to be accurate, as according to Dr. Rafizadeh the Muslim apologist industry began to grow after the 9/11 attacks and from there, expanded. He says:
There appears to be a direct correlation between the expansion of this "moderate" Muslim apologist industry, and the increasing rate of terrorist attacks in the West.
As more doors open for these apologists, as they gain academic credibility, attend international forums, get book deals, scholarships, elite jobs etc. and more people are misinformed, we really do have a problem:
It is these "moderate" Muslim apologists, commentators, and organizations that are creating -- directly or indirectly -- the rise of Islamic extremism and with it, terrorism. They provide a window for all sorts of acts of evil to take place: from raping women and children to blowing up public places or running people over with vans. These are the people who are preventing any positive changes or reforms from taking place. By not criticizing these extremists, they are not only failing to address the underlying problem of extremism and Islamic terrorism; they are also stealing attention away from the root of the problem.
In the meantime, we’ve got problems with the very people who should be protecting us: FBI corruption had become all too obvious via Obama and Clinton allies, but worse yet, the hatred for former National Security Advisor General Michael T. Flynn by the intelligence community and especially Andrew McCabe and his FBI cohorts is well known. Why? Because people such as General Flynn know Islamic extremists are growing in number, power and penetration into Western targets. They know the government has minimized the actions of terrorists and sought to separate them from Islam, and he knows we have failed to grasp the enormity of the threat they pose against us.
What humane, democratic rules of behavior have been codified and abided by by the 10's of millions of Muslim Indonesians and Pashtun Afghanis and Pakistanis? How have they offset the cruelties of Sharia, Koran, and Sunna to live peacefully with other religious groups? Is Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the 'Frontier Gandhi' remembered, revered, and studied?