A common reaction by ‘moderate muslims’ I have contact with is “No way! I can’t condone such terrorist acts at all,…ever! “But I understand the reasons they have for doing such things.” Yeah, you caught it. The last statement. The equivocation. It says a lot if you reframe the situation a little: So here we go:..
A statement I may make:
I am not unusually violent by nature. I am far from being comfortable with killing. I remain strong and cognizant of my place in my world. And one on one I still can aquit myself well. But as far as defending the realm? I don’t have to worry. That’s what the Army and air force do. Ya know. So I don’t have to.
For some (not all of course),Muslims Al Qaida is their army and air force. They get radical so Mr. Moderate Muslim doesn’t have to.!
I am a moderate American. Even when I am looking at gun camera footage of little 37mm blossoms gobbling up the little running terrorists. Because the guy flying the Apache is doing my killing for me. And I, a moderate American, hope he is a really good killer. GO! TEAM!