Ever since 19 Muslims killed nearly 3,000 people on 9/11, the argument has loomed large: Were they motivated by Islam or did they “hijack” a great world religion for their own evil purposes?
Now a black Arab Muslim is answering that question, Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin reports.
And he’s blaming President Obama for trying to conceal the motive that Islam provides terrorists to terrorize. Obama repeatedly has charged that Islam is a religion of peace and that only those who pervert Islam pursue violence.
Mansour Al-Hadj disagrees.
“The claim that terrorism is not related to Islam is a claim that historical facts disprove and current reality rejects and exposes as a distortion, since it is an undisputed fact that Islamic heritage is the ideological basis and the fertile ground granting terrorist groups justifications and motives to commit their heinous crimes,” he writes.
Al-Hadj, a liberal Saudi-born journalist living in Washington, D.C., published his comments in the Arabic-language Aafaq.org website, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Titled “Trumpophobia – And Why I’m Not Worried About a Trump Presidency,” he writes: “Trump believes that dealing with any problem starts with establishing an accurate definition of that problem, and in the case of Islamic organizations, it relates to the religion on which terrorists base [their actions] – a fact that Democrats in general, and the Obama administration in particular, try to mask by absolving the [Muslim] religion of any responsibility for [terrorism], and placing [responsibility] solely on one or more extremist groups, which they say have no connection to Islam, as Secretary of State John Kerry has said.”
He says it’s “absurd to say that Islamic terrorism can be defeated without reforming Islam and purging it of everything that provides ideological justification for terrorist groups and streams of political Islam.”
“I grew up in an Islamic environment that believes religion is its most valuable asset, and that the entire world is conspiring to eliminate it, and therefore that the only way to deal with this Western ‘plot’ against Islam is to adhere to the religion and spread it throughout the world, and revive the ancient glory of the [Muslims] ummah by reoccupying Andalusia, conquering Rome, and smashing the cross.”
He said, in fact, Muslims have the biggest justification for “Islamophobia,” since they are the victims of terror by the thousands.