If ‘moderate’ Muslims can’t get what they want through acts of terror, then what other ways are there to bring (more) Islam to the UK? Indeed perhaps moderate Muslims actually believe that there are better - and more surreptitious - ways of making the UK more Islamic. (That wouldn’t automatically mean that they were morally against terrorism.) For example:
ii) By Muslim communities lobbying the host country to grant Muslims recognition as a separate religious community.
The Islamic Foundation in Leicester, speaking in 1982, was even more explicit about what it is that Muslims want:
These are not words aimed at an audience in Tehran or Jeddah. They were aimed at an audience in Leicester. These were words aimed at Leicester and indeed the whole of the UK. And, again, these words were spoken 27 years ago, when ‘moderate’ Muslims had to watch their words even more than they do today… Or is that correct? Perhaps when no one outside the Muslim community cared about Islam, in 1982, Muslims could speak their minds (at least at conferences like this). Today, because many infidels – those even worse infidels – are on the lookout for Muslim extremism, there will be, and is, an even greater need for ‘moderate’ Muslims to watch their words (just in case the kuffar is listening).