[quote author=“Aushawster”]Making quotes like “All Muslims support “passive terrorism” isn’t going to win him the Henry Kissinger award for diplomicy :)
I dont remember him saying that at all. Maybe we should post a transcript. This is one of our more popular interviews based on the downloads and hits, and we have received a lot of emails about it from around the world and I hope it gets an even wider audience than it appears to be getting so far.
My understanding of what he said is that any muslim who doesnt denounce terrorists by name or doesnt denounce the institutions that refuse to denounce terrorists by name are what he calls “passive terrorists” themselves. “Terrorists in value and belief but not in practice.” Or as Ibn Warraq says, “whats a moderate muslim—a terrorist who has run out of ammunition.” Although admittedly that is polemic I think.
But Tawfik is a believing muslim, NOT an apostate or unbeliever and he denounces terrorist muslims. I, for one, wish all muslims would.