As Iraq is engaged in a fight against a jihadist insurgency, Iraqi exile and author I.Q. al-Rassooli says it's important that the United States understand the nature of Islam and learn to accept reality.
"There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim," Rassooli told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV
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"I know it sounds ridiculous or outrageous to politically correct ears," he explained. "In the Koran it forbids a Muslim from being moderate. It considers a Muslim who is moderate as an unbeliever, subject to death and destruction. This is not my words, this is the Koran's words," said Rassooli, author of "Lifting the Veil,"
a series of books on Islam and Muhammad.
"I know it's difficult for [someone with] a Judeo-Christian background to accept what I'm telling you," Rassooli said. "This is why America is failing with Islam; this is why Europe is failing with Islam.
"You are not willing to accept the facts of reality," he said.
"There are so-called people who don't want to go to jihad, but these people are a minority, they are not the majority," the Iraqi exile said.
"This is why every time a Muslim country is given so-called democracy, what do they elect? They elect Hamas in Gaza, they elected the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt," he said.
Rassooli explained that the reason why democracy fails in the Muslim world is because "Islam is the antithesis of democracy. Islam is the enemy of all the human beings who are not Muslim."
When the United States is faced with a country with radical Muslim elements, Rassooli says, it should "quarantine them" and "support the people who are supporting you," such as Israel.
Ultimately, the former Iraqi says that the United States "should not interfere in Muslim countries."
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