The last time I wrote about a Muslim calling out people who refuse to call out terrorists, it was because they were met with death threats. I can’t imagine what this Saudi TV host’s inbox looks like right now.
And by “can’t imagine,” I mean “know exactly”…
Saudi columnist and television anchor Nadine Al-Budair said in a recent monologue that in the wake of the Brussels attack, it was time for Muslims to own up to elements of their faith that encourage followers to commit terrorist attacks.
“After the abominable Brussels bombings, it’s time for us to feel shame and to stop acting as if the terrorists are a rarity,” she said, according to a translation from the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“We must admit that they are present everywhere, that their nationality is Arab, and that they adhere to the religion of Islam,” Al-Budair said as she pointed her finger at an education system that enforces memorization of hardline Salafist texts and where schools and universities “told them the others are infidels.”
This is the highlight…
“Whenever terrorism massacres peaceful civilians, the smart alecs and the hypocrites vie with one another in saying that these people do not represent Islam or the Muslims. Perhaps one of them could tell us who does represent Islam and the Muslims.”
Dang. Mic drop.
I wonder if she includes President Obama?
Seriously, maybe the problem with the “moderates” in Islam is that many of them openly admit that radical Islam is still Islam (read more on that here). Maybe the problem with the “moderates” in Islam is that many of them (meaning a majority) still support anti-human rights ideas, like Sharia law and death penalties for Islamic apostates. Maybe the problem with “moderates” in Islam is that hundreds of millions of them still sympathize with terrorists, so long as they’re fighting against the ideals of freedom and equality seen in the Western world.
Again, I’m not talking about terrorists here, I’m still talking “moderate” Islam. Heck, maybe the problem with the “moderates” in Islam is… that it’s still Islam.