In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
To kill a dog you have to give it a bad name. So much so that an innocent practicing Muslim is tagged an extremist thus most at times making him/her to compromise on the Deen just to fit in.
Do not present Islam apologetically. If you compromise on one thing, Satan and his agents won't give up until you compromise on everything.
For the fear of being labelled an extremist, a lot of us compromise on the most fundamental things of the Deen.
They call those that are adherents of the Sunnah of the Prophet (Pbuh) fundamentalists even though they are not necessarily one and in a desperate bid to prove them wrong the weak hearted abandon the fundamentals of the Deen.
Brothers and sisters in Islam, Islam is already a moderate religion. Stick to the provisions of the Shareeah as defined by the Prophet (Pbuh).
Don't be duped into believing that your adherence to the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (Pbuh) in its pristine and moderate form equates fundamentalism or terrorism or fanaticism.
May Allaah guide one and all.