March 9th, 2010
Dear Mr Krauthammer,
I usually agree with and highly respect your views and opinions on most matters but on the Islam issue you are DEAD WRONG. This is where I am very well informed and as a result, have obtained a certain level of expertise.
I run an organization that deals exclusively with former Muslims, all apostates from Islam. Some have become Christians while others are secular with beliefs now ranging from atheist to agnostic. Geographically they come from Pakistan, The Middle East and the United States.
Every single one of them – there are dozens – holds a view contrary to yours, maintaining that perverted or extreme interpretations of Islam are not the problem. Islamism and moderate Islam are one in the same; there is no difference. While it is true that many Muslims do not commit violence in the USA, the information provided by the former Muslims I work with is that the vast majority of Muslims would sympathize with the terrorists’ goals. The simplest analogy is that most Americans support our troops with only a minority of Americans actually serving in the military.
This is the simplest way to compare the situation. Yes, many Muslims condemn terror publicly. However, when speaking in their mother tongue of Arabic they sing a different tune; we can cite numerous examples.
Ask yourself why Fox News and all of the other networks rarely interview apostates from Islam or former Muslims. The reason is that no ex-Muslim will give the view that you gave on the Fox News panel yesterday when commenting on Geert Wilders. It is easy to label Mr. Wilders – who has a Judeo Christian background – a “demagogue”, as Bill Kristol did. It’s not so easy to do when the source of those claims is a former Muslim using similar debasing terms. Wilders is 100% correct about Islam and any former Muslim would hold a similar view. It would be difficult for a political commentator such as you to refute such a person while maintaining greater credibility than that kind of expert.
The politically correct view we got from you and the others on the panel is dangerous for America and more dangerous than any healthcare bill that would ever pass.
If you did not see the interview on Sean Hannity last week with the Son of Hamas, please check it out on our website as http://www.shoebat.com/videos/sonHamas.php This should also dispel the myth of “moderate Islam” which is a “Western media invention” (actually a direct quote from a Muslim on an interview on Irish TV that included Walid Shoebat). On our website we have placed evidence from Muslims, former Muslims and experts that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Islam is not a peaceful religion. Please check out especially this PJTV interview http://www.shoebat.com/videos/pjtv1.php It is with a former analyst from the Pentagon who was commissioned to do a report on “moderate Islam” by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is shocking and disturbing; I implore you to watch it (14 minutes long).
Islam has only had a secular mode and “non-violent” strain from 1920 (fall of the Ottoman Empire) until about 1979 (fall of the Shah). If you study Islam’s 1400 year history, it has always spread by the sword. You just happen to live in the period just after the Turkish Caliphate defeat, but you are witnessing the new rise of Islam which is also clearly described in the Bible. If you study the ideology of Islam closely, the evidence itself is based both on the writings of all recognized Islamic scholars in their religious jurisprudence; it is based on the testimonies of countless former Muslims who are, for the most part, excluded from the discourse in the media out of political correctness. These things prove that Islam itself is not peaceful and that Muslims who are peaceful are that way despite the religion and not because of it.
When Nazis took over Germany they were initially a small minority but it did not stop them from taking over because good people were silent, did little, or did nothing.
Even if “Islamism” – as you describe it Mr Krauthammer – is the problem, the dangerous minority can still take over the majority and it is irrelevant whether moderate Islam exists or not; if the Islamists take control, the moderates would be subjugated in a way not dissimilar to what happened in Germany before the war.
An American-born former Muslim once said to me, “When I was a Muslim I attended about 20 mosques here in America. I can say that every single one of them preached the hatred of Jews, Americans and Israel. Americans are being deceived by their media, their leaders and political commentators; political correctness is literally going to kill millions of you.” – Zak Izzat a former Muslim born Detroit in the USA.
I rest my case. Please stop the political correctness. If you do not wish to speak the truth on Islam, please don’t lower yourself to the level of apologizing for it. Help give voice to people who can tell the truth while not being labeled as “bigots” or “demagogues”. They speak out at risk to their own lives so that you, Mr. Krauthammer can continue to speak in a free press, because all Islamic organizations in America are front groups for terrorists and their objective is to subjugate us all under Sharia law. If they are successful, they would not only silence you but kill you too because you are a Jew just as I am.
Executive Director Walid Shoebat Foundation