The silence of a large number of Muslim leaders on the historical nexus between violent extremism and the Kharjism, the first radical movement in Islam, is surprising. Very few Islamic clerics or heads of Muslim seminaries have, so far, identified the relation between extremism and the misreading of Islamic scriptures. As a result, Kharijism-inspired extremism is now spinning out of control. The entire Muslim community and especially moderates need to rethink their strategy to defeat the vindictive Kharijite-Talibani ideology. They could begin by asking why they are still being taught in Pakistan’s Wahhabi seminaries, despite the serious threat it poses?