This past September, Rabbi Schlomo Lewis of Atlanta delivered one of those earth shaking sermons. It has been posted on several blogs and has been forwarded by others. Whether you have read it before or were lucky enough to have hear it first hand, a second read (for most of us) is definitely recommended. I have attached a copy of the sermon and would suggest that it should be forwarded again to your entire email list.
I agree with the Rabbi. We are facing a threat not seen since WWII. A threat that does not care who you are, what good you have done, how much or little your net worth is, or what your religion is. If you are not one of them, you are the enemy and must be destroyed. Radical Islam must be stopped, however, it will not be unless "regular work-a-day" Muslims speak up and take back their religion. Will that happen, I doubt it.
You see, humans are funny people. Most of us just want to go along and get along. We don't want to ruffle any feathers and don't want to fight city hall or in this case, the radicals. I must assume that most Muslims are just regular people as were the Germans in WWII. They want the same things that all average people want. However, the Radicals are not different. They don't care what you or their fellow Muslims think, they have an agenda and that is world domination. Nothing is going to deter them from making every effort to reach their goal. If it means they give up family and fortune, so be it. If it means they have to kill and maim (even other Muslims who get in the way), so be it.
Why would a moderate Muslim want to risk all he/she has built here (or anywhere else in the world) to take on these people? Why would he risk his/her family's security? The answer is, he/she would not. To date, the moderates have not felt no pressure to speak out against those who have hijacked their religion. In fact, CARE has said that any comment against Islam is Islamaphobia. It is a handy excuse not to address the core issue. When, and if, Muslims do feel the pressure to speak their mind, most will not. Only a brave few will call out the radicals and they will soon be marginalized or worse. So to expect moderate Muslims to take any action against those who are our enemies is a fools hope.
If the moderates are not going to correct the problem, then we must speak out loudly against those who would take everything we hold dear. Are you one of those, I am. Can I count on you?