It’s not shocking that a CNN guest would play the white privilege card against criticizing Islam. It’s just shocking that it’s taken this long for them to do this…
“Respectfully, I served in Iraq and Afghanistan targeting people that were doing beheadings, that were building suicide vests. I mean, so I was doing that at a very specific level,” he said.
Jebreal and Sexton proceeded to talk over each other until the former eventually took a more racial approach.
“With all due respect, white people like yourself who doesn’t understand the language, doesn’t understand the culture and doesn’t even know the religion—” she said.
“I don’t know what that has to do with trying to prevent people from blowing up buses and trying to annihilate — that was my job, that’s what I’m speaking to on this issue,” Sexton interjected.
For the last time (not really, but just until I have to say it again) Islam isn’t a race. It’s a religious and political ideology. Some Muslims are red-headed, even. Well, I know nobody likes them either, but work with me here. Islam=not a race. One Muslim plus another Muslim does not equal racism. Okay? Okay.
Therefore to say a “white person” cannot understand Islam is ridiculous. In fact it might even be racism. Don’t think so? Flip it then. Have a white person telling any other race of person that she cannot understand because she’s her race. See? Racism.
Secondly, race enters in zero in understanding that terrorists want to blow us up. All this woman was doing was deflecting. She wanted to wax on about how Islam was wonderful, how it’s misunderstood. How Muslims have been marginalized. Excuse me a second…
Okay, I feel better now.
Also, those “moderate” Muslims everyone likes to talk about, but no one has really seen? That’s because they’re a myth.