WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014 — After the latest killing spree in France, many politicians have argued that “terrorism” is to blame, not Islam. They have said the same about attacks by Islamic fundamentalists that have killed thousands of people in this century — in the 9/11 attacks, embassy bombings, car bombings, civil wars and the latest ISIS atrocities.
This may be a comforting belief, but it is unfortunately not true.
Despite the insistence that most “moderate” Muslims don’t support terrorism, many do. Witness the widespread celebrations over the Charlie Hebdo murders in Palestine, Iraq, Yemen and other Islamic states.