Definition of a “moderate”

First, a well timed reminder from the Elder of Ziyon about the reality – and obscenity – of some of the “Rouhani’s a moderate man we can do business with” camp:

Judging from the news over the past few days, it appears that for a Muslim leader to sort-of grudgingly admit that the most well-documented historical fact even occurred is considered praiseworthy.

That is a pretty good example of how the media assumes a priori that Muslims must not be held to the same standards as normal human beings.

Here I diverge from the Elder. It’s not that Muslims must not be held to the same standards; it’s that some Muslims must not be held to the same standards. I don’t think it’s universal.

Perhaps it might be fairer to say “the Muslim world” is not held to the same standards. In a sense the Elder is heading that way as the rest of the post continues: Continue reading

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