I came across this web site:
I discovered it when I asked the direct question to my search engine “What happens to mujahedin who want to convert to Christianity?”
A the “Investigative Projects site, there are interesting anti- terrorist articles that apparently try to educate westerners (of all religions, including “moderate Muslims”).
I decided to subscribe, one of my few subscriptions ever, but I’m interested in keeping abreast of how to separate the pro-west Muslim from the fanatical terrorist, always a difficult thing, these days since jihadists don’t go around in the U.S. with a sign on their foreheads saying I’m a jihadist and want to overthrow your constitutional form of government in favor of a Sharia-driven set of laws that follow the Quran exactly.
Caution, to join you need to sign up, which many will hesitate to do (for good reason).
My questions remain unanswered.
1) “What happens to mujahedin (extremist Muslim jihadist fighters) who want to convert to Christianity or atheism (especially while they are attempting to resign from terrorist training camp)?”
2) What happens to drop-outs from Middle-Eastern terrorist training camps because they don’t like the draconian interpretation of the Quran and its implementation in today’s real world. (My impression is they are killed, but I would like to be informed of the facts which are generally well hidden from we atheists and Westerners of all religions.)
3) I am still trying to work up the courage to visit a local [typical California] mosque on Friday to sit quietly and observe and listen to the imam’s Friday-prayer meeting message.
On a slightly different subject, there was comment or reply to an article on the above site that took the stance that western unfairly and fiercely hate all Muslims or people of that skin color and facial characteristics. I believe he may be right, especially in places where ignorance abounds. But my experience in trying to get closer to Muslims so I can understand more about them or just have Muslim friends, they are really difficult to get to know. I think the Quran forbids Muslims from mixing socially (apart from work-related mixing) with non-Muslims. At any rate, I fail to see any welcoming side from Muslims, and all women immediately turn away (that is expected from the husbands and families and is an ingrained habit sure, but that doesn’t make it seem any less antisocial to a secular Westerner who initially wants to be friendly).
I also answer to this obviously Muslim commentator (all though he does not state that) that he needs to consider all we’ve heard is the outrage of some Islamic extremist terrorist breaking into the 1976 Olympic village and killing the entire Israeli politically innocent Olympic team!! Okay, we won’t paint with broad brushstrokes all Muslims as being at fault, but outrage after outrage, from the twin towers destruction on a sunny New York Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001 to the conquest of Mosul to train explosions on Madrid and London trains, the nutty promise (fatwa) to kill fantasy writer Salmon Rushdie, all the otherwise pointless screening for weapons every time (every time!!) we fly anywhere, what are the “moderate Muslims) pray tell doing to distance themselves from these crazy jihadists? What have the “moderate Muslims” proposed to solve the stupidity and horrible deaths stemming from of their believing in going to heaven, the blessedness of martyrdom, that earthly life is not a bit precious to anyone, not to mention their amazingly backward Caliphate dreams?
If the good guys and gals of Muslim persuasion have done something of value against terrorism, why not get it in the news in the West and at Al Jazeera and all Muslim countries?
Sorry for that rant, but it’s too satisfying to not publish it.