Against kuffars make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war to strike terror into the (hearts of) the Enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know. Whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid to you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (Qur'an: 8:60)
Bruce Crumley describes French writer and anthropologist and "moderate Muslim" Dounia Bouzar this way: (hat tip nook)
"Yet despite her efforts to find common ground between Muslims and wider French society — and her feminist defense of women within Islam — Bouzar is no Kuffar-appeasing Uncle Tom."
But the increasing ease with which mainstream politicians and commentators now point a guilty finger at Islam on virtually any topic has created an unhealthy environment in which hard-core secularists on the extreme left have joined forces with Arab-hating neo-Nazi groups in a mutual effort to erase Islam's visibility — or even presence — in France. The fusing of such dark forces should have Sarkozy and other French leaders rushing to embrace moderate Muslims like Bouzar to find a common way forward for France and Islam — not talking down to them in a manner that leaves them looking like even better targets for extremists.