As I predicted, Muslim leaders are exploiting the atrocity in France to push for more sharia and advance the lie of “islamophobia.” Despicable.
They want more “inter-faith dialogue between faith groups.” We are not the ones with the problem. Inter-faith dialogue goes only one way — to more accommodation.
What is the response in the Muslim community?
Muslim leaders “cautioned that the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists across the continent.”
They have stepped up security to at the mosques — “fear of reprisal” that never comes.
Why do they continue to perpetuate that lie instead of taking genuine and meaningful action to start fighting the jihad?
Where are Muslim leaders and mosques teaching against the ideology that commands jihad?
Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.
If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
WSJ: Muslim leaders condemned the attack on offices of a French satirical magazine but at the same time, they cautioned that the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists across the continent.
In the capitals of Muslim nations, government ministers took to the airwaves to voice sympathy and solidarity with France after gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a magazine targeted in the past for its cartoons on Islam.
In Europe, Muslim leaders condemned the attack and called for tolerance, as some mosques stepped up security to protect against possible reprisal attacks. On social media sites Twitter and Facebook, Islamic organizations condemned the assault, with many using the top-trending #CharlieHebdo to express solidarity.
What does “#CharlieHebdo” mean? Why not #endsharianow or #defeatjihad?
In Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the attacks but also warned anti-Islamic sentiments in Europe were helping fuel terrorism.
“We need to battle both Islamophobia and terrorism. We underlined the dangers of increased racism, discrimination and Islamophobia in Europe time and time and again. These are directly linked to terrorism, they affect each other,” he said.
The brazen attack comes as governments across the Islamic world are divided over how to tackle the rise of Islamic State militants and European capitals are increasingly fearful of attacks from returning citizens who traveled to fight alongside radical groups on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.
Spectacular terrorist attacks by Sunni radical groups have hit Islamic capitals with increasing frequency in recent months. In the early hours of Wednesday, a suicide bomber driving a minibus killed at least 33 people in the heart of Yemen’s capital San’a as cadets gathered to enroll at a police academy.
As dusk fell on Paris Wednesday, it was unclear who was responsible for the attack, although terrorism analysts said it bore the hallmarks of an assault by battle-trained jihadist fighters.
In the hours following the attack, jihadist sympathizers sent a flurry of tweets praising the operation, with some redistributing a November 2014 video from Islamic State’s al-Hayat Media Center calling for lone-wolf attacks in France, according to SITE Intelligence, a group that monitors jihadist activity.
Across Europe, Islamic organizations vehemently condemned the attack and called for greater dialogue between faith groups to combat societal frictions.