The comments on my prior post on extremist and moderate Muslims led me to believe that more could usefully be said about the subject. One significant question is whether moderate Muslims have an obligation to condemn extremist Muslims.
Clearly, it would be useful to the cause if moderate Muslims were to condemn their extremist brethren. But do they have an obligation to do so? I can imagine arguments on both sides.
But that is not my main concern. It is instead whether the defenders of freedom should be insisting that moderate Muslims condemn extremist Muslims, whether or not such moderates have an obligation to do so? And my point is that such insistence is not strategically advisable.