Obama and our leaders may like to claim ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, but ISIS would probably be surprised to “learn” that.Whether or not the actions of terrorists actually do represent the teachings of the Quran (and here are some questionable verses to indicate that they do), terrorists certainly believe they do.
In a rare moment of sanity out of the Middle East, Saudi TV anchor Nadine Al-Budair blasted her fellow commentators who would like to attribute Islamic extremism to anything except Islam. Keep in mind that these are the words of someone who literally lives in an Islamic State.Via The Blaze
A Saudi television host had harsh criticism for Muslims — specifically those in the Arab world — who insist that terrorism does not represent their faith, calling them “hypocrites.”
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.
She then began to unpack some of the talking points we’ve heard from the Islamophiles.
She noted with cynicism that many in the Arab world try to prove – in her opinion with futility – that “everything that is happening has nothing to do with the Muslims, and that the terrorists are highway robbers and homeless alcoholics and drug addicts.”“We all know that the number of the homeless in Europe is very high. They sleep in the streets and beg for alms, and some of them are alcoholics or drug addicts, but we do not expect these addicts or criminals to even consider coming here and blowing up a mosque or a street in our city. It is we who blow ourselves up. It is we who blow up others,” she said.
She puts some of the blame on her own country:
“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.”It’s rare to hear criticism of Islam in Saudi Arabia, a country which enforces strict punishments on those convicted of apostasy or blasphemy.
The Saudi government sentenced a Palestinian artist to death only months ago for allegedly making blasphemous statements in a discussion group, and for poetry that was interpreted as promoting atheism. Even if the government doesn’t act, Ms. Al-Budair risks retribution from fellow Muslims, like the Muslim shop owner who dared wish Christians a “Happy Easter” and was subsequently stabbed to death by a Muslim suspect.
Ms. Al-Budair puts American liberal journalists to shame by daring to speak the brutal truth about Islam, while her politically correct American peers bend over backwards to avoid any suggestion of “Islamophobia.”
We applaud her courage to speak the truth and pray for her safety.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]