Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saudi TV host: Terrorists are "Arab and they adhere to the religion of Islam"

A partial transcription from Patheos:

Whenever terrorism murders peaceful civilians, the smart-alecks and the hypocrites vie with one another in saying that these people do not represent Islam or the Muslims. Perhaps one of them could tell us who does represent Islam and Muslims.

It is we who blow ourselves up. It is we who blow up others...Why do the sheikhs, the pundits, the journalists and all the Arab officials insist upon not using their conscience when they point to the perpetrators? Don’t these perpetrators emerge from our environment? Don’t their families belong to our society?...

After the abominable Brussels bombings, it’s time for us to feel shame and stop acting as if the terrorists are a rarity. We must admit that they are present everywhere, that their nationality is Arab, and that they adhere to the religion of Islam. We must acknowledge that we are the ones who gave birth to them, and that we have made them memorize all the teachings of the Salafi books. We must admit that it is the schools and universities we established that told them the others are infidels. We must admit that we all — the different sects and faiths, the Sunnis and the Shia — adhere to one school and one school only: the “freezing of the mind” school. Don’t ask! Don’t think! Don’t resist orders! Welcome to the Arab Mashriq...

Why don’t [the sheikhs] have the courage to declare that they are the ones who said that jihad is obligatory, and who legalized political wars, using futile and disgraceful exegeses which permit killing, enslavement, and destruction?

Imagine a Western youth coming here and carrying out a suicide mission in one of our public squares in the name of the Cross. Imagine that two skyscrapers had collapsed in some Arab capital, and that an extremist Christian group, donning millennium-old garb, had emerged to take responsibility for the event, while stressing its determination to revive Christian teachings...

See also this and this.

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