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Thursday, August 05, 2004

A NEW SIXTH COLUMN? Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism:

Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism:

Yesterday morning, I passed by the television which had been left on Fox News Channel. Linda Vester was interviewing Kamal Nawash, from the Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism. Some things Mr. Nawash were saying differed from the usual Muslim persiflage. I backed up the recorder and listened to him from the beginning. Then I went to his site which is linked here. I could hardly believe it. Ostensively, here are Muslims in America who are standing up and being counted, who decry the same evil principles and practices of Jihad which this blog, Sixth Column, and its attendant website, 6th Column Against Jihad, decry and support some of the principles we support.

When you open their website, you confront this:

Report Instances of Extremism or Support for Terrorism


Tell us about individuals, organizations, student associations, religious leaders, mosques or any other group or individual of influence that advocates Muslim extremist ideology, engage in apologetic support for terrorist organizations or advocates “Jihad.”


Submit an anonymous report of Extremism or Support for Terrorism


Below that is a statement of what their organization is about:

Muslims against terrorism and extremism


The Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism is a nonprofit organization made up of American Muslims and American Arabs of all backgrounds who feel that religious violence and terrorism have not been fully rejected by the Muslim community in the post 9-11 era. The coalition was created to eliminate broad base support for Islamic extremism and terrorism and to strengthen secular democratic institutions in the Middle East and the Muslim World by supporting Islamic reformation efforts.

The Coalition promotes a modern secular interpretation of Islam which is
peace-loving, democracy-loving and compatible with other faiths and beliefs. The
Coalition’s efforts are unique; it is the only mainstream American-Muslim
organization willing to attack extremism and terrorism unambiguously.
Unfortunately most other Muslim leaders and organizations believe that when it
comes to terrorism, the end justifies the means.

Other Americans have spoken up against terrorism, but never before has this message come with such clarity from Muslims or Arabs. Muslims are the only ones who can solve the problem of terror in Islam, and sadly until the founding of this Coalition, they were the only group who had not definitively spoken up against the use of terror.

Please join the Coalition. We welcome all, whether Muslim,
Christian or Jewish.



Then, they cite their credo:

We believe in the re-interpretation of Islam for the 21st century where
terrorism is not justified under any circumstances.

We believe in the separation of religion and state.

We believe that democracy is the best form of government.

We believe in the promotion of secularism in all forms of political activity.

We believe that equality for women is an inalienable right.

We believe that religion is a personal relationship between the individual and his or her God and is not to be forced on anyone.


I have not read all of their site, nor have I followed this organization long enough to become confident that they mean what they say and are not engaged in Islamic deception. However, I am intrigued, and I will follow them. I will hope that this organization is for real and will shine light on the Muslim-induced darkness.

Check them out. If these folks prove real and do not demonstrate serious contradictions of principles, then we can declare them members of the growing sixth column members who value life on earth, freedom, prosperity, happiness, and certainly, religious freedom.

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