The Crusades vs. The Inquisition
While the Inquisition was a repulsive practice by Christian Fundamentalists, the Crusades were not unprovoked acts of aggression, but rather attempts to recapture formerly Christian lands controlled by Muslims.
Denying that the Crusades was provoked, and justifying the Crusades? Sorry not even the most secularist Muslim would admit to this. None!
Twenty-first century Muslims have two options: we can continue the barbaric policies of the seventh century perpetuated by Hassan al-Banna, Abdullah Azzam, Yassir Arafat, Ruhollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hizballah, Hamas, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, etc., leading to a global war between Dar al-Islam (Islamic World) and Dar al-Harb (non-Islamic World), or we can reform Islam to keep our rich cultural heritage and to cleanse our religion from the reviled relics of the past.
Yasser Arafat an Islamist? Wow how bloody stupid can these morons possibly be? Arafat was motivated by Palestinian nationalism, not by religion. This ridiculous accusation makes me believe that Zionist neocon jackasses are the ones behind this project. For Hamas, they're dedicated to liberating Palestine, not to impose Islam on others. And as for Hezbollah, I guess defending Lebanon from barbaric attacks by the IDF or building schools and hospitals for the otherwise oppressed and downtrodden Lebanese Shi'a population is considered "barbaric" then I have no clue what else to say of their idiocy.
Do these morons also not understand that those groups and individuals they mentioned was a direct result of U.S. foreign policy from the 50's? Would they be also willing to condemn the brutal occupation of East Timor under the Indonesians supported by the U.S.? Or the Greek junta? Or the support of General Zia-ul-Haq that paved the way for the fanaticism that is evident in Pakistan today? Instead of looking at the root causes and the faults of them, they instead rely on tiresome cliches to win some points with the anti-Muslim neocon crowd. I hate to break it to these morons but you can still be a proud American while admitting the faults of your foreign policy.
I would elaborate more but I think I said my piece on this. Esra'a from MidEastYouth has commented on the suspicious nature of this rather shadowy group and well-respected Muslim writer Ali Eteraz elaborates more on the group's rather interesting origins (where I earlier mentioned the connection with Pamela Gellar) as well.
For reform, there are plenty of other Muslims in Muslim countries who have been pivotal in ushering the next phase of Islamic reform. While these morons are living comfortably in their suburban McMansions in suburban Nebraska (if there is such a thing in that God-forsaken Midwest craphole), Muslim reformers are risking their lives and evading government oppression to help save Islam from the uneducated and power-hungry fanatics.