Moderate Muslims Speak Out on Capitol Hill

A group of genuinely moderate, non-Islamist Muslims have testified on Capitol Hill: they emphasized the importance of educating members of Congress about the link between nonviolent political Islam and a totalitarian, violent strain: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former radical Islamist, describes Political Islam as a system of governance in which Muslims are “given superiority over non-Muslims in society” where “that superiority is codified in the laws and its presided over by a ruler with arbitrary and unchecked powers, with a class of clergy who interpret the law and impose that law.”