America is under attack. Like a man getting punched in the face and denying he’s in a fight, the Obama Administration and too many loyal liberals continue to deny that America is under attack by radical Islam.
The longer we deny this fact, however, the stronger our enemy becomes and the more we will be forced to witness brutality in the name of Allah.
Terrorists orchestrated a mass shooting this week in San Bernardino, California, and the reaction by the left has been nearly as shocking as the act of terrorism itself. Before the gunsmoke had cleared, the left attempted to push their usual anti-Second Amendment agenda without knowing any facts. Those who offered thoughts and prayers were mocked by the left, asserting that thoughts and prayers were not enough.
As egregious as these reactions have been, the most-heinous response comes from one of America’s top Muslim leaders who callously claimed on Friday that America shares the blame for the attack on her citizens by Muslim extremists.
On Friday, CNN spoke with Hussam Ayloush, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) who declared that America is partly to blame for the terrorist attack because our foreign policy has fueled Islamic rage.
“Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the west, have fueled that extremism,” Ayloush told host Chris Cuomo.
He claimed that U.S. support for despotic regimes in the Middle East fuel rage and then “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.”
Of course, what Ayloush neglected to note is that while the U.S. does support despots, few egalitarians rise-up to become viable leaders in the Middle East. Though the U.S. long backed Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, his successor, the Muslim Brotherhood, were incredibly violent and repressive and destabilized the nation.
As the Middle East has served as a bastion for political and social instability, the solution cannot be to back pure, egalitarian leaders, but to back the “least-bad” viable ruler that can promote a semblance of economic, social and political stability. When America has pushed to spread democracy to the Middle East to curb the rise of tyrants, anti-American factions accuse the U.S. of imperialism.
Further, CAIR’s reaction to the terrorist attack is the very opposite of what it should be. The Muslim community in America can either serve as partners in helping eradicate terrorist threats or they can side with the terrorists themselves. If they wish to be part of the solution, the Muslim community should be more-forceful in their efforts to distance themselves from the jihadist elements within their faith.
Instead, based on CAIR’s reaction, it seems that they are more sympathetic to the terrorist ideology than they are to America’s safety.