Jumat, 24 April 2015
The Mutation of the "Moderate Muslim"
The mutation of the Moderate Muslim not only proves convenient for the asymptotic in the Counter-Jihad; it seems to have been created within the ambit of the Counter-Jihad. At least, that's where I have seen it most.
For the asymptotic in the Counter-Jihad, whose ethical conscience has been nagging at him, semi-consciously anxious about what would seem to portend were we to follow our reasonable prejudice based upon bloody fiery mountain ranges of inferential evidence leading us to condemn all Muslims, he cannot simply abandon the Moderate Muslim. The function it provides proves too important to him after all.
This poses a dilemma for the asymptotic in the Counter-Jihad, however, because being in the Counter-Jihad, he knows too much about Muslims to so glibly dismiss the concerns about them. And he has come to learn (if he doesn’t remain at the Daniel Pipes stage of retardation, that is) that the “Moderate Muslim” demographic is laughably specious.
What to do? Luckily, there comes along a way to save vast swaths of Muslims from our condemnation (and, more importantly, to save ourselves from the ethical anxiety we may feel at being condemners of so many hundreds of millions of Brown People)—by simply repackaging the Moderate Muslim demographic as something else (while having the gall to pat oneself on the back as a no-nonsense hardliner): thus, the Lax Muslims will do; and the Muslims Who Don’t Know Their Own Islam also come in handy; as well as the Muslims Who Are Too Afraid To Come Out of the Secularist Closet -- or more recently comes along the MINO ("Muslim In Name Only", echoing the RINO, the "Republican In Name Only" or false Conservative).
I'm sure there are many other permutations where these came from, and asymptotics will generate new ones in order to continue to indulge their De Nile.