A hero of our times (especially here at the TT)…
MY NAME IS BOSCH AND I’M A RECOVERED MUSLIM
From Muslim to Islam Critic and Mohammad Cartoonist.
Author’s note: This article was originally published under the title Non-Muslim Muslims and the Jihad Against the West at Front Page Magazine in December, 2011, and I’ve made a few updates and changes for this version. It’s the most popular article I’ve ever written, by the fact that it was shared more than any of them, and I’ve been told by a good amount of readers that it made them rethink some of the issues that we’re dealing with during this war.
My Name is Bosch and I’m a Recovered Muslim
….that is, if Muslims don’t kill me for leaving Islam, which it requires them to do. That’s just one of the reasons I’ve been writing and drawing against Islam and its Jihad for a number of years now. But fortunately for us, Islam hasn’t been able to make every Muslim its slave, just as Nazism wasn’t able to turn every German into a Nazi. So there is Islam and there are Muslims. Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don’t aren’t. But that doesn’t mean we should consider lax Muslims allies against Jihad. I’ve been around Muslims my entire life and most of them truly don’t care about Islam. The problem I have with many of these essentially non-Muslim Muslims, especially as devout Muslims wage war on the West, is that they give the enemy cover. They force us to play a game of Muslim Roulette since we can’t tell which Muslim will go jihad until he does. And their indifference about the evil being committed in the name of their religion is a big reason why their reputation is where it is. In the toilet.
So while I understand that most Muslims aren’t at war with us, they’ve proven in their silence and inaction against jihad that they’re not on our side either, and there’s nothing we can say or do to change that. We just have to finally accept it and stop expecting them to come around, while doing our best to kill those who are trying to kill us. Another problem with Muslims who aren’t very Muslim is that they lead some among us to conclude that they must be practicing an enlightened form of Islam. They’re not. They’re “practicing” life in non-Muslim countries, where they’re free to live as they choose. But their “Islam” is not the Islam. There’s no separate ideology apart from Islam that’s being practiced by these Muslims in name only, there’s no such thing as “Western Islam”. Non-observant Muslims are not our problem, but neither are they the solution to our problem. Our problem is Islam and its most consistent practitioners. There is nothing in Islam that stays the hand of Muslims who want to kill non-Muslims. If an individual Muslim is personally peaceful, it’s not because of Islam, it’s because of his individual choice, which is why I say that your average Muslim is morally superior to Mohammad, to their own religion. The unicorn Muslim who helps us against Jihad is acting against his religion, but that doesn’t stop some among us from thinking that he represents more than a freak occurance. The only reason we’re talking about Islam is because it doesn’t mean peace. Islam wasn’t hijacked by a “small minority of extremists”, It was hijacked by a very small minority of “moderates” who are ashamed of being part of such an immoderate religion, leading them to engage in moderate truth telling about it, proving their irrelevance as allies.