Another member of the Democratic party has let Islam off the hook when it comes to the increasing wave of terrorist attacks being carried out across the world in the name of that particular religion. According to the Daily Caller, he believes that white Christians are to blame.
Reverend Ron Stief, a member of the Faith Council that held a speaking panel at the Democratic National Convention said on Wednesday that, “I’m tired of my Muslim friends having to be the ones having to stand up and say ‘hey we are not terrorists. It doesn’t have anything to do with our religion.’ If anybody should be saying that, that should be me a white Christian man.”
“If you look at the hate crimes that are being committed in this country and all the violence that is being done against Muslim people, Sikhs, folks of south Asian descent it is clearly white male Christians that are doing this kind of violence,” Stief elaborated without giving specifics or statistics for his claim.
Stief also willfully ignored the glaring fact that the vast and overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks are carried out by radical Islamists. Whether or not it is a part of the Muslim belief system or not, it is almost exclusively this one particular demographic that is responsible for these horrific terrorist attacks that seem to occur weekly.
When can you remember the last attack that was not carried out in the name of a radicalized Islamic group? I don’t see anyone in politics or the media blaming all Muslims for the acts of these terrorists or asking them to apologize, however I do see politicians and the media stating that Islam is a religion of peace and that Muslims have nothing to do with this attacks and that is just plain false.
If any other demographic or religion committed such brutal, callous and consistent attacks as radicalized Islamists do, that group would be shut down, inspected and heavily scrutinized.
Pretending that the connection between Islam and terrorism doesn’t exist won’t make it go away. It is time for Muslims to look honestly at what is being done in the name of their religion and to do everything in their power to distance themselves from the radicalized bad apples.