So I made the mistake of tuning into CNN today for longer than 5 minutes, and was disgusted with what I heard. And this was CNN International, mind you, so I can’t imagine the crap on CNN America.
Anyways, the news was that a new report had come out claiming the risk of home-grown terrorism was higher than ever. So I thought: wow, finally, they’re getting it: you treat Muslims like they don’t belong in your country and that their religion is violent, then they will slowly pull away from you and some will get sucked into radical causes. Seems pretty logical, and it’s something I see happening in Europe as well.
But no. They somehow found a way to blame it on Muslims…again. It’s about Islam, it’s about Iran, it’s about violence, they hate our values.
For God’s sake, get over yourselves. This is not about values. For many Muslims, it’s about US foreign policy. It’s about supplying Israel with money and weapons to continue dehumanizing an entire peoples while at the same time claiming to uphold human rights. It’s about illegally invading two countries in the past decade. It’s about always blaming someone else.
Now this is not me defending terrorists. I think they’re disgusting and a disgrace to human kind. But like Imam Rauf said – America did not deserve 9/11, but US foreign policy was partly responsible. And I totally agree.
Just like US foreign policy and American Islamophobia is now leading to the growth of home-grown terrorism. The more you isolate people, the more inward they will turn. And some will turn inward and then get sidetracked by extremists.
It’s definitely not this black and white. But I do feel like US policies are responsible for a lot of the terrorism in the world today, and it’s time for them to be honest and realize that. Invading more Muslim countries will only create more extremists. Worse, it will alienate moderate Muslims, like me, who are sick of the double standards, hypocrisy, and violence.
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