By Tom Quiner
I loved this letter.
A Muslim by the name of Ahmed had the following letter published in the Des Moines Register yesterday:
Muslim extremists are fanatic death cult thugs
I grew up in the Muslim religion, but I am disgusted by the horrific execution of the journalist James Foley by the fanatic thugs of the death cult named Islamic State.
Although these mad men say they represent the “worldwide Muslim voice,” they are anything but. They regularly behead and blow up their own people.
That is not part of the religion I grew up with. They are the biggest threat to the Muslim religion and its almost 1.5 billion people. Its victims are almost always the Muslims themselves. Like Nazism, their ideas will eventually die out (I hope soon).
These thugs are taught and brainwashed from their childhood that this earthly life is all we have, that is all we will ever have and it has absolutely no meaning. That is what Imam Khomeini of Iran used to preach. They can’t wait to end this earthly life and be the first one to bring it on by slaughtering humans of all ages.
They will keep using religion and their rage to recruit and kill innocent civilians unless we humans stand up and declare them (but not Islam) as the true enemies of civilizations.
It is going to be a long and tough fight for the survival of our free speech and for our species, but I am fed up.
— Ahmed Choudhury, Urbandale
Moderate Muslims need to be screaming sentiments like these from their rooftops. But if they do this in certain locales, they put their very lives on the line from Islamic terrorists who consider them “infidels.”
Nonetheless, it is refreshing to actually hear from a Muslim who denounces unrelenting murder in the name of Allah.