Grassroots Commentary

Just What Is Radical Islam?

By Tom Davis · Mar. 18, 2011

Representative Peter King of New York held hearings on ways to halt the Islamic radicalization of America. He has caught all kinds of flak simply for holding the hearings. Muslims suggest that the hearings alone are an insult to their religion. I beg to differ.

First let’s examine the definition of “Radical.” defines radical as fundamental, basic. Listed as synonyms are basal, bottom, cardinal, constitutional. essential, fundamental and several more. Simply stated, this means that the behavior of Muslims is basic to and inherent in their religion. Let’s deal with this definition first, because there is another polar opposite definition.

By this primary definition, an adherent to Islam claims the right to behave contrary to the laws of the United States when they practice pedophilia, pederasty, misogyny, wife beating, stoning to death of daughters and wives for fornication or for simply being in a vehicle without a male family member present or for numerous other conduct the male Muslim community perceives as in violation of strict Islamic law. Machismo tends to be pervasive among male Muslims.

Those acts mentioned in the preceding paragraph are the fundamental radicalism of Islam. The fact that these acts are in violation of American law and that Americans question them and are, in fact, incensed by them falls on deaf ears in the Muslim community. These communities fall back on a presumption that if it involves religious practice, it is immune from condemnation and interference.

A straightforward reminder to Islam in America: You came here of your own volition. If you can’t abide by our laws, pack up, move out. On the other hand, we will accept you as human beings so long as you practice our view of humanity. We certainly need no more troublemakers.

Finally, let’s have a look at the other definition of “radical” also from In this meaning it is defined as “deviating by extremes.” a few synonyms are: anarchistic, complete, entire, excessive, extremist, fanatical, insurgent, insurrectionary, lawless, leftist, militant, mutinous, nihilistic and several more.

This is precisely how Americans perceive the behavior of “radical” Muslims in America and elsewhere in the world. There is no way decent, God-fearing, NOT Allah-fearing people will willingly accept the Islamic kind of religion. By and large it is radical, inhumane, anti-female, anti-American, anti-Israeli, anti all that is not in consonance with Islam. So, Muhammad, Achmed or Faisal, if you are too arrogant to adopt OUR ways, leave!



Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

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Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Lisa Tran said:

There is no "radical" Islam. All of Islam is radical!

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 9:15 PM

BD said:

"There is no "radical" Islam. All of Islam is radical!"1. You cannot subject an entire religion to such an atrocity. Islam is a religion of peace. You can have an extremist group.2. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, although they claim to be 'islam' are not, they are extremist groups and extremist groups are very close to terrorist organizations on the spectrum.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM

RF said:

"You cannot subject an entire religion to such an atrocity. Islam is a religion of peace. You can have an extremist group." And yet, where is this peace that i hear so much about? if islam is so peaceful, why does hate and violence dominate the discussion on islam? of course all religions can attest to violent pasts, but who's religion harbors the most violence currently? quick,,,,,quick,,, who is it??? thats right,,, Islam....may Allah have mercy on its modern form. so quick, and direct....YES!! radical islam WANTS everyone else to react to their crybaby bullshit, egotistical superiority complex, and react in kind. and YES...if we do that we feed the fire of hate that those same radical groups prey on. so......what do we do? is violence the only language that these people will understand?

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:35 PM

ecks why said:

there is no radical, moderate, hijacked or any other kind of nuanced semanticism type of islam. there is only islam which is based on the life of a murdering 8th century warlord.the twin fogs of political correctness & ignorance must be dispersed before western society better understands this menace. even a brief review of islamic theology & history quickly exposes the deadly roots of this evil ideology.==========islam is a horrible ideology for human rights5 key things about islam 1. mythical beliefs - all religions have these (faith) because its part of being a religion: having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything.2. totalitarianism - islam has no seperation of church and state: sharia law governs all. there is no free will in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims: they all support sharia law.3. violence - islam leads the pack of all religions in violent tenets for their ideology & history: having eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs and calling for violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals.4. dishonesty - only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo's peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later.5. misogyny - present day islam is still rooted in 8th century social ethics: treating females as property of men good only for children, severely limiting their activities, dressing them in shower curtains and worse.conclusions ??there really are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda.islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Mohamed Hosny said:

I read all what you write against Islam and i feel that the key messages of Islam is not delivered to you, i blame the media 1st and partially it is you, you didnt give your self a chance or time to read on your own about Islam - not anti islam reading, you just stereo type what others say about Islam in your comfort zone, which is people with the same direction and process thinking.In the article you did a lot of presumptions and you followed them till the end (as an example: who said that a female cant drive alone or beating females)... Also a gentleman wrote an article about how Islam murder people and nations! i think you need to read more in History a bit more, to be more objective in your comments and analysis, you are missing a lot of facts around that stage of time and the period before and after to be able to correlate things here.Also the article is mentioning Anti-Israel! i think you also need to read the history of the middle east during Belford promise & the relationship between Europe & Jews at that time to understand more why everyone in the Middle East region is anti-Israel including Christians & Moslims and none God believer. READ FROM ISLAM NOT ABOUT ISLAMbest regards and appreciate your understanding and thinking process.Note: English is not my 1st language, so please accept some language mistakes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:55 PM

John said:

Islam is NOT a religion....Islam is a Totalitarian Political Ideology, similar to Nazism, communism and facism. A 17th century Ideology.Jihadist devotion is to the purest form of Islam and it is this form of Islam that has declared war on the Infidels.9-11 was a Sharia, Jihad attack!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM

jim said:

to Mohamed Hosny,i have a few questions for you and absolute honesty is required please, no 1. does sharia law practice tolerance of other religious beliefs, 2. if not then what is the treatment of non sharia law individuals.3. what is the role of women under the law and how are they thought of?4. do u believe that GOD sent his son down to earth to save the inhabitants of this world?5. do u beleive that GOD sent salvation to all not just men but to women as well. 6. does sharia law teach prayer for others as a method of reaching others through love. Or is violence the action taken. 7. does your GOD express love for all mankind and not just the muslim.

Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Mark said:

Islam teaches to kill the ones who will never believe in Islam. Many muslims in Arab countries will kill their children or have them killed if they reject Islam. Its the Law in those places. Just because some claim to be peaceful muslims does not make Islam a peaceful religion.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:49 AM

The Don said:

Islamic beliefs are just wrong. I doubt they will have an enlightenment period anytime soon, therefore I support the SB 1867 to some degree .

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Chelsea in Aurora, Indiana said:

The scary part about this is when we warn against radical Islam people say we're biggots, for simply telling the truth. Believe me, I'VE LIVED IT (worked 1 year in Dubai) and many practicing Islam are decent people, MANY AREN'T and all have a view on women that's archaic. It's scary to think we can't even tell the TRUTH anymore

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM