The Devolution of Moderate Islam

Dictionary.com defines a moderate as “a person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions, esp. in politics or religion.”

A circular definition without the adjective: “kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.”

So moderation seems to be inherently non-extreme, not excessive, and lacking in overblown intensity.

Sharia is arguably immoderate–assuming you enjoy arguing the color of the sky or the direction from which the sun rises.

Now comes slouching toward Bethlehem (literally in one sense) this new constuction–nay, abortion–of language.

(And I guarantee within the year the MSM will start hoisting it up the flag pole to see if any Leftists salute.)

Thousands turned out Sunday to welcome Islamist leader Rached Ghannouchi after more than 20 years in exile, as he eyed a political future for his Ennahda movement after the fall of Tunisia’s regime….

Najwa, a teacher who said she was imprisoned for wearing an Islamic veil, said: “Everything that’s said about him are lies… He’s a moderate Islamist….”

Moderate Islamist.

As John Lennon sang in “Woman is the [redacted] of the World,” “I’ll say it again…”:

Moderate Islamist.

Okeedoke!

I guess that means they only blow up small wedding parties.

Good to know. I feel much better now.

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