Quote of the Day: Muslim youths could become so isolated that violence is their only avenue

Quote of the Day: Muslim youths could become so isolated that violence is their only avenue
Salman Abedi

There is nothing like a logical argument. And what comes out of the mouths of liberals when they defend Islam is nothing like a logical argument.

Take the oft-repeated claim that Islam is a religion of peace. Consider in that light the Obama administration’s original assertion that the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were the work of a popular mob who were incited to violence by an anti-Muslim video. If ordinary citizens — not terrorists, but ordinary citizens — are willing to kill in the name of their religion, then how can anyone keep a straight face while arguing that theirs is a religion of peace?

For a more recent example of this illogic, take a comment by Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.), who appeared on MSNBC Tuesday to weigh in on the bombing in Manchester the previous night.

After asserting that many of the recent terrorist attacks have been lone-wolf acts, which ISIS falsely claimed credit for, Speier says:

The real issue is whether or not Muslim youth around the United States and around the world feel there’s a pathway forward for them, or do they become so isolated that this is their only avenue of making a statement about their religion.

At a time when Christianity and Judaism are under siege not only in the Arab world but here in the U.S., this comment is breathtaking. Imagine Speier’s comment with the word Muslim replaced by either Christian or Jewish. Better still, maybe Rep. Speier should explain why Christian and Jewish youth who feel isolated by the hostility directed toward them don’t feel driven to murder as a “statement about their religion.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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