But we also must deal with serious challenges inside the Western Muslim community. First, U.S. and UK Sunni Muslims are completely dominated by extremists - Saudi-backed Wahhabis in the first case and Pakistani-controlled jihadists in the second. Canada, which I recently visited for a series of lectures, represents an important exception to this pattern, as discussed here.His words; "US and UK Sunni Muslims are completely dominated by extremists."
So says a moderate Muslim who ought to know.
I wonder what efforts are being made by the FBI. Most of the public has no idea what is being preached in the Mosques of America and are dependant on the FBI as the front line of defense against terror in this country, homegrown, al-Qaeda affiliate or otherwise. Regardless, there will be political hell to pay when terror breaks out in the United States. It will be very hard for any politician to deliver the RoP mantra while the radical Imams are preaching otherwise.
Also interesting in the Schwartz piece is this:
Third, while a great number of Shia Muslims in the U.S. and Canada, with their clerics and mosques, are less orthodox in their attitudes, and sympathize with CIP against Saudi-backed Sunni terror, they are often tainted by an attraction to Iran and Hezbollah, which makes it impossible for us to sustain a cooperative effort with them. We maintain formal relations with Iraqi Shia leaders out of concern for the situation in their country, where U.S.-led coalition troops are present in the front lines for freedom. If we enlisted all the Shias on this side of the Atlantic who express warmth toward us, CIP might quickly become one of the largest Muslim organizations in North America. But before such a development can take place, Hezbollah must be curbed in Lebanon and Ahmadinejad removed from power in Teheran - the latter as a first step toward complete dismantling of the Iranian clerical regime.
If Hezbollah must be "curbed" and Ahmadinejad removed from power first, I guess it will be quite some time before the moderate CIP becomes one of the "largest Muslim organizations in North America." In the meantime, what are the implications of the continued "extremist domination?"