The Muslims are coming

The following is an extract taken from Arun Kundnani’s book ‘The Muslims are coming’.

To be classed as moderate, Muslims must forget what they know about Palestin, Iraq and Afghanistan and instead align themselves with the fantasies of the war on terror; they are expected to constrain their religion to the private sphere but also to speak out publicly against extremists’ misinterpretations of Islam; they are supposed to see these lives as liberal individual but also declare an allegiance to the national collective; they are meant to put their capacity for reason above blind faith but not let it lead to criticisms of the West; and they have to publicly condemn using violence to achieve political ends-except when their own governments do so. 
No wonder moderate Muslims are hard to find.

One of the best dissections of the absurdity of the phenomenon of the ‘moderate Muslim’.