“Robert Spencer took part in a documentary that was recently in the theaters called, “Islam: What the West Needs to Know.” The documentary discusses the religion of Islam, its main tenants and its relationship with other religions. Mr. Spencer has written several books on Islam.” Transcript here. View video here. KGS
LAMB: There are over a billion Muslims in the world.
LAMB: Do they all believe what they read in the Koran?
SPENCER: Well, here again, there are Muslims who are very serious about their faith and Muslims who aren’t. And so there are some who do believe what they read in the Koran and others who take various portions of it with less seriousness or they understand it as applying to particular times and places but not to all times and places.
The problem that the world faces and the problem that the Muslim communities of the West face as well as the Muslim communities in the Islamic world face is that the terrorists are taking the teachings of the Koran and the teachings of Islamic theology and law that mandate violence and are running with them. And it is very difficult to formulate a case on – solely on Muslim ground to say that that’s illegitimate.
And so while there are moderate Muslims, the fact that Islam is not moderate makes it very difficult for those moderates to establish any kind of large scale anti-terror effort.