I have always tried to remember that there are always two sides. When we come to a disagreement or hostilities, there is rarely a guilty and a non-guilty party. Usually, there are those who are more or less guilty, but it seems farfetched to say that America and the West have contributed to the cause of terror. But this is what a CAIR spokesman said today.
In a Friday CNN interview, Hussam Ayloush, of the group’s Los Angeles chapter, said American foreign policy has helped fuel the rage that drives Muslim radicals to kill in the name of their faith.
“Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the west, have fueled that extremism,” Ayloush told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo during a discussion about Wednesday’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., where a Muslim married couple killed 14 and wounded 21 at a holiday party for the county health department that employed the husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.
So, because I have traded with a person, that makes me responsible for his actions? So if the McDonald’s sales a hamburger to a thief can the victim of his crime come and bomb McDonald’s? And we can say what we want about the heavy-handed leaders in the Middle East, but we see what has taken their place.
Besides this, how is there even a correlation with this and the resent shooting in California?
Ayloush said U.S. support for repressive regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, “push people over to the edge.”
“Then they become extremists,” said Ayloush. “We are partly responsible. Terrorism is a global problem, not a Muslim problem. And the solution has to be global. Everyone has a role in it.”
If this is CAIR’s apologetic for Muslims, it needs some work. In fact, it is even worse when we take this thinking to its logical conclusion. So, this would mean that Farook and Malik went radical because of oppressive regimes. Farook was born, raised and lived in America. Malik was in Pakistan most her life and then move to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the most Muslim country in the world.
So how exactly does living out your faith exactly as is given in your holy book repressive? Notice Ayloush does not mention the two countries Malik lived in because they are considered non-oppressive.
What this would mean is that the United States would have to placate to every whim of every Muslim. And this is what is missed here. The Muslim hates us, no matter what we do because we are not Muslim.
The New York Times reports
“At this point we believe they were more self-radicalized and inspired by the group than actually told to do the shooting,” one officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
This points away from what Ayloush has claimed. They could not be pushed over the edge by American policy if these policies have nothing to do with them. They have never been touched by them. In reality, these people began to understand what their religion truly taught them and acted upon that teaching.
We also have to recognize that CAIR has known terror ties, and it is convenient that they are now speaking for the terrorist.