June 13, 2013

US Muslim Leaders Complicit in Terrorist Attacks?

I was reading this story about Mike Pompeo calling on US Muslim leaders to say more about rejecting terrorism.

Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) on Tuesday said the failure of Muslim leaders to repudiate acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam makes them "potentially complicit" in these attacks.

"When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of that faith," Pompeo said on the House floor.

"Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts, and more importantly still, in those that may well follow."

Sounds reasonable enough I guess.

But then I read this part.

Pompeo said Muslim leaders must state that there is no justification for terrorism, and must denounce radical Muslim clerics who seek to justify terrorism. He also called on these leaders to refute the idea that there is justification for violence that can be found in the Quran.

"Modern Imams must strive to ensure that no Muslim finds solace for terrorism in the Quran," he said. "They must cite the Quran as evidence that the murder of innocents is not permitted by good, believing Muslims, and must immediately refute all claims to the contrary."

In other words he wants them to like, you know, lie about the Koran(Quran). And also to ignore the Sunnah and Hadith.

Um, Good luck with that.

P.S.

Also I'm not sure how this helps with people who actually read the Koran, Sunnah and Hadith?

By Howie at 07:22 AM | Comments |