How refreshing to see a Muslim come out with the true statement “We Can’t Ignore Islam’s Link To Terror” as Maajid Nawaz has done on his first show as a host on LBC radio. 99% of Muslims and the far left would rather act as apologists. Trying to distance the link between Islam and terrorism with claims that those responsible for the abhorrent acts of savagery against innocents, committed with the cry of Allah akbar are not followers of real Islam.
No doubt Maajid Nawaz will now face the venom of the Islamists and their communist self appointed defenders with slurs of him being a government lapdog for speaking the truth. Nawaz is one of only a few moderate Muslims prepared to speak out against the things wrong his religion and call for change. Putting himself in the firing line with other Muslims who are engaging in a stealth jihad to further push Islamization. For that he should be applauded.
Saturday 31st July 2016
Maajid Nawaz: we don’t deny Christianity’s role in the Crusades or the Spanish Inquisition – so why do we go to lengths to deny Islam plays a part in terrorism.
Talking on his first LBC show Maajid said that we acknowledge religion’s role in other periods of violence in history – and that this latest period of Islamist violence across the world is much the same.
“Now some of the callers that we just heard have said an interesting statement. It’s a statement I often hear and it’s that that this terrorism this global jihadist insurgency has nothing to do with Islam.”
“Now I find that interesting because some of the evidence used there is that they say for example the jihadis, the attackers weren’t devout some of them a pork, some of them drank, some of them went to nightclubs, some of them went to strip clubs.”
“And I think that you know we’re in danger here of denying the problem that is staring us in the face.”
“Just think for a moment how absurd it would sound if somebody said to us that the Spanish Inquisition had nothing to do with Catholicism or that the Crusades in fact had nothing to do with Christianity and that when Pope Urban the second stood up on his pulpit and encouraged the peasants to go and fight and join this great crusade and their reward would be martyrdom and eternal paradise and bliss.”
“Even if those peasants weren’t devout even if they knew absolutely nothing of their religion, is it realistic to say that part of their motivation was the promise that the pope made them that they would have eternal reward for going to fight in the cause in God’s cause and in this holy crusade?”
“So I think it’s perhaps slightly unrealistic. It’s a disingenuous I’d say to claim that this problem has nothing to do with Islam.”
“And I think in fact it’s as I as unhelpful as it is to say that it is Islam per say or that every single Muslim and that every version of Islam is responsible for this problem, between the sensationalism and the denialism, there must be a middle way.”
“There must be a way for us to acknowledge that this has perhaps something to do with Islam not nothing and not everything but something to do with Islam.”
“That something could be the promises made to these young angry men women who join groups such as ICIS and may not perhaps come from a devout background but want to make up for all of that and go straight on a one way ticket straight to paradise just like the peasants who joined the Crusades.”