Distinguishing between moderate and radical Islam

One always hears from the Muslim apologist, that one has to differentiate between Muslim and Islam. Presumably this similar to the task of identifying the differences between say, Marxist-Leninist, Trotskyite, Maoist etc. But what do you do you when mainstream Muslims are like this? Kindly note that this a preacher who is a regular guest on TV shows in his country.

A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay “blood money” to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.

Lama Al Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.

Fayhan Al Gamdi, an Islamic preacher and regular guest on Muslim television networks, confessed to having used cables and a cane to inflict the injuries, the activists from the group “Women to Drive” said in a statement.

They said the father had doubted Lama’s virginity and had her checked up by a medic.

Randa Al Kaleeb, a social worker from the hospital where Lama was admitted, said the girl’s back was broken and that she had been raped “everywhere”, according to the group.

According to the victim’s mother, hospital staff told her that her “child’s rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed.”

Let us understand some facts here. Is a 5-year old really culpable for losing her virginity? Is the proper recourse to rape her “everywhere” and then try to seal a rectum, that had been torn open, by burning it close?

And to think that a 2004 report in Ontario recommended that Sharia be implemented in the province. At least McGuinty did one thing right by rejecting the recommendation.