Yes but that's the enduring problem, how to differentiate between extremists and moderates?<quoted text>
There is a relatively high Muslim population in my town, the vast majority law abiding, certainly not conspicuous at the Magistrates Court on a Monday morning when all the 'drunk and dis-orderlies' are facing court after weekend misdemeanors. The Albanian Muslim community here are very proactive in charitable work where most of the recipients are 'dinky-di Aussies' experiencing difficulties - it's wrong when an entire sector of the population are held accountable for the actions of some members.
The extremists are known to use moderates as cover.
I for one would rather not have to make that call. Better to turn them all away. Otherwise I must continue to tar them all with the same brush.
There isn't enough condemnation from the moderates for what their kin do. Sure a little lip service, but in reality they assist the extremists ( consciously or not) to hide from plain sight.
I also feel that if people were committing atrocities in the name of a religion I followed, I would either leave that religion or work with other like minded members to excommunicate the wrongdoers.
None of that happens which is tantamount to support in my eyes.