We’ve all heard about the “radical Muslim minority.” Every time an act of terrorism is carried out in the name of Islam, we’re assured it’s not a reflection on their ideology, religion or the vast majority of peace-loving Muslims. Well, according to this group of every-day British Muslims, the “extreme” and “radical” minority is a myth.
Responding to backlashed received after inviting an “extreme” and “radical” Muslim teacher, the host took the opportunity to demonstrate that the views the British public consider “extreme” and “radical” are actually held by every-day British Muslims.
“I always try to tell them it’s not the speaker that we’re inviting that has these extreme, radical views as you say,” the host said. “These are general views that every Muslim actually has. Every Muslim believes in these things. Just because they’re not telling you about it doesn’t mean they don’t believe in them.”
To demonstrate this point, the host asked the audience to raise their hands if they considered themselves “normal” Muslims, not extremists or radical. All hands were raised.
The host then asked how many “normal Muslims” believe men and women should sit separately. All hands were raised.
He then asked the audience of “non-radical Muslims” how many believe the best punishment for sin and crime, which should be applied throughout the world, is prescribed in the Quran, “whether it be death, whether it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is.” Again, all hands were raised.
“Are you all radical extremists?” he mockingly asked. “So, all of you are saying that you are common Muslims… So, what are the politicians going to say now? What’s the media going to say now? That we’re all extremists? We’re all radical? They need to deport all of us from this country?”