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How Many ‘Moderate’ Muslims Are Really ‘Sleepers’?




BY Raymond Ibrahim

On July 9, Islamic jihadis tortured and  gang raped a 60 year old christian virgin before stoning her to death in Syria.

Below I translate portions of an early Arabic report on this incident, written by an apparently dumbstruck local and/or acquaintance:

They rape, they kill, they rob, and they fornicate while proclaiming “Allahu Akbar!” [meaning “Allah is greater”]  Who, I wonder, is this god that they worship?  Surely it is the god of demons…  I certainly cannot call them “animals,” for animals are cleaner and more merciful…  Susan was 60 and spent her life educating generations of her village…  According to forensics, this 60-year-old woman was gang-raped over and over for nine continuous hours before being stoned to death. …  What did this virgin woman who was never before touched by a man feel between their filthy hands, as they gored at her flesh, tore at her chastity?  What physical pain? What spiritual pain? What humiliation?…

The report goes on to note what may be the most deplorable aspect of this incident:

Her rapists and murderers are from the [jihadi] organization, al-Nusra.  Some of them are foreigners but others are from the area.  In other words, those who raped and stoned her are themselves from among her former students and neighbors, whom she taught Arabic in school over the course of 30 years….  Surely she never dreamt to see such depraved savagery in the eyes of her former students…. Nonetheless, they preyed on her like wild beasts—even though wild beasts do not rape their mothers (emphasis added).

To be sure, this is hardly the first time that Muslim neighbors, students, and even friends turned on non-Muslims once the opportunity presents itself.  For instance, after the Islamic State (“ISIS”) entered theSyrian city of Hassakè, prompting a mass exodus of Christians, many otherwise “normal” Muslims joined ranks with ISIS, instantly turning on their longtime Christian neighbors.

Such is the third category of Muslims that lurks between “moderates” and “radicals”: “sleepers”—Muslims who appear “moderate” but who turn “radical” once circumstances become favorable.

This shift has played out countless times over whenever and wherever Islamic terror groups infiltrate.  The following are testimonials from non-Muslims, mostly Christian refugees from those regions of Iraq and Syria that came under ISIS or other jihadi control.  Consider what they say about their longtime Muslim neighbors who appeared “moderate”—or at least nonviolent—but who, once the jihad came to town, exposed their true colors:

Georgios, a man from the ancient Christian town of Ma’joula, Syria, tells of how Muslim neighbors he knew all his life turned once al-Nusra—the same jihadi outfit that gang-raped and murdered the aforementioned 60-year-old Christian women—invaded in 2013:

We knew our Muslim neighbours all our lives. Yes, we knew the Diab family were quite radical, but we thought they would never betray usWe ate with them. We are one people.  A few of the Diab family had left months ago and we guessed they were with the Nusra. But their wives and children were still here. We looked after them. Then, two days before the Nusra attacked, the families suddenly left the town. We didn’t know why. And then our neighbours led our enemies in among us (emphasis added).

After explaining how he saw a young member of the Diab family whom he knew from youth holding a sword and leading foreign jihadis to Christian homes, Georgios continues:

We had excellent relations. It never occurred to us that Muslim neighbours would betray us. We all said “please let this town live in peace — we don’t have to kill each other.”  But now there is bad blood. They brought in the Nusra to throw out the Christians and get rid of us forever. Some of the Muslims who lived with us are good people but I will never trust 90 per cent of them again.

A teenage Christian girl from Homs, Syria, relates her story:

We left because they were trying to kill us. . . . They wanted to kill us because we were Christians. They were calling us Kaffirs [infidels], even little children saying these things. Those who were our neighbors turned against us. At the end, when we ran away, we went through balconies. We did not even dare go out on the street in front of our house. I’ve kept in touch with the few Christian friends left back home, but I cannot speak to my Muslim friends any more. I feel very sorry about that.

When asked who exactly threatened and drove Christians out of Mosul, Iraq, another anonymous Christian refugee explained:

We left Mosul because ISIS came to the city. The [Sunni Muslim] people of Mosul embraced ISIS and drove the Christians out of the city. When ISIS entered Mosul, the people hailed them and drove out the Christians….  The people who embraced ISIS, the people who lived there with us… Yes, my neighbors. Our neighbors and other people threatened us. They said: “Leave before ISIS get you.” What does that mean? Where would we go?…  Christians have no support in Iraq (emphasis added).

Other “infidels,” Yazidis for example, have experienced the same betrayal.  Discussing the ISIS invasion of his village, a 68-year-old Yazidi man said:

The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters….  But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours….  The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes— they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them, and informed on who was Yazidi and who was not. Our neighbours made the IS takeover possible (emphasis added).

When asked during an interview why people she grew up with her whole life suddenly joined ISIS and savagely turned on her people, a Yazidi woman replied:

I can’t tell you exactly, but it has to be religion.  It has to be religion.  They constantly asked us to convert, but we refused.  Before this, they never mentioned it.  Prior, we thought of each other as family.  But I say, it has to be religion (emphasis added).

This phenomenon is not limited to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.  In Nigeria—a nation that shares little with Syria and Iraq, other than its Islam—a Jihardi attack that left five churches destroyed and several Christians killed was enabled by “local Muslims” who were previously on friendly terms with the region’s Christians.

Nor is this phenomenon connected to any of those contemporary Muslim “grievances”—whether the existence of Israel, “blasphemous” cartoons, or “lack of job opportunities”—Western talking heads obsess over to rationalize away Muslim hostility.  The following anecdote, over one century old and from the Ottoman Empire, speaks for itself:

Then one night, my husband came home and told me that the padisha [sultan] had sent word that we were to kill all the Christians in our village, and that we would have to kill our neighbours. I was very angry, and told him that I did not care who gave such orders, they were wrong. These neighbours had always been kind to us…  but he killed them — killed them with his own hand (Sir Edwin Pears, Turkey and Its PeopleLondon: Methuen and Co., 1911, p. 39; emphasis added).

Such, then, is the other, forgotten group of Muslims that lurk between “moderates” and “radicals”: Sleepers, whose allegiance can and does shift at the drop of a dime.

How many times do we have to be told by Cindy that “they are us?” Sounds like another of her many lies.


  1. Closer to home, in Australia, and the learned judge endeavours to censor and keep quiet about manifestos found in the koran, abrogation or the hadith.

    He interjected at various points, including when Justice Peter Johnson said his beliefs were based on a “distorted understanding of Islam”. …..

    …. He had been rearrested for breaching his parole when he attacked his cellmate ….

    …. On the subject of not standing for the Judge he said the reason is simple.
    “You are a representative of democracy, a Taghut… nor will I acknowledge, respect, accept or submit to this disbeliever.” …..

    A Taghut, another version of being an infidel.

    often connotes idols, Satan and jinn. [TGTThe term is also applied to earthly tyrannical power, ….
    ….. may refer to any person or group accused of being anti-Islamic and an agent of Western cultural imperialism. ….
    …. taghut occurs eight times in the Qur’an …

    Why do governments, academia, judiciary, educationalists,media, politicians do their utmost to cover, misrepresent, and censor the manifestos of islam.



  2. Good muslims have a fear of abandoning jihad, as they believe that when judgement comes they may be turfed into a torturous hell as a hypocite.
    So how can a muslim be a moderate, that is a hypocrite. So always trying some form of jihad, whether by violence, or by stealth, voting, supporting with money, seeking islamic/muslim rights, etc..

    This English translation comes with a seal of approval from both the University of Medina and the Saudi Dar al-Ifta.
    It is also the most widely distributed version of the Qur’an in the English language.

    “Al-Jihad (holy fighting) in Allah’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars (on which it stands).
    By Jihad Islam is established, Allah’s Word is made superior… and His Religion (Islam) is propagated.
    By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish.
    Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfil this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.”

    In not fully supporting jihad, then a muslim risks causing fisq a form of mischief,(i.e. disobeying God without denying that one should obey Him) and so a “true jihadi” seeking guidance from allah, seeks to be the “perfect man” like Mohammad, so may judge and sentence him.



  3. The West has an entirely non violent solution, as Muslims hate us Christians we should not insult their Religion by supplying our Christian – medicines, food, durable goods, scientific knowledge, means of transport, weapons, digital systems. A couple of years and the Religion of peace will be just an note in the history of failed ideologies.



  4. Even the so called good muslim immigrants will have children and grandchildren that will read the koran, go to mosques and may be radicalized.
    They will cause problems.
    They do everywhere in the world where they are.

    Ardern and Golriz, they are not us.
    I don’t want them.
    And I am sure that most New Zealanders do not want them here.



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