American Islamic Terror: A Symptom of Victimhood?

Following every Islamic extremist attack in the United States, there is an inevitable attempt by the mainstream media and Islamic apologists to dissociate the attacker from “true Islam” as well as to project a certain amount of blame onto American society for its continuous marginalization of Muslims. Islamic apologists frequently claim that the predominantly white, Christian American Volksgeist encourages the persecution of Muslims and leads to feelings of social and religious isolation among Muslim Americans. As a result, a number of young Muslims become extremely susceptible to online radicalization campaigns and subsequently commit acts of terror against American citizens.