Jeb Bush, a likely Republican US presidential candidate, said Thursday that Islam has been hijacked by “barbarians” who seek to “destroy Western civilization.”
At an event at the National Review Institute in Washington, Bush was asked whether he thought Islam was a religion of peace.
“I’m sure for some of the practitioners, but it’s been hijacked by people who have a [sic] ideology that wants to destroy Western civilization, and they’re barbarians. And so that part, which is the part that we need to confront head-on, is clearly not a religion of peace,” he was quoted by The Guardian as saying.
“And I think it’s – you’re not offending the sensibilities of people that are peaceful in the adherence to their faith when you say what I just said,” he went on…