America bears some of the blame for the bloody wave of Islamic extremism that has brought terrorism to San Bernardino, Paris and locations around the world, according to a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
In a Friday CNN interview, Hussam Ayloush, of the group’s Los Angeles chapter, said American foreign policy has helped fuel the rage that drives Muslim radicals to kill in the name of their faith.
“Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the west, have fueled that extremism,” Ayloush told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo during a discussion about Wednesday’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., where a Muslim married couple killed 14 and wounded 21 at a holiday party for the county health department that employed the husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.
“Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the west, have fueled that extremism.”
– Hussam Ayloush, CAIR
Ayloush said U.S. support for repressive regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, “push people over to the edge.”
“Then they become extremists,” said Ayloush. “We are partly responsible. Terrorism is a global problem, not a Muslim problem. And the solution has to be global. Everyone has a role in it.”
Cuomo did not challenge him on the assertion that American foreign policy triggered terrorism. In Egypt, former army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won election after first staging a military coup against Mohammed Morsi in 2013, after declaring Morsi was leading the constitutionally secular nation toward Islamicization.
The discussion focused on Farook and Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik’s indoctrination to Islamic jihadism and a purported backlash against American Muslims in the aftermath of the latest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Farook, an American-born citizen, and Malik were killed in a shootout with police hours after the attack at the party, held in a conference room at a social services facility. On Friday, Fox News reported that Malik had pledged her allegiance to the Idiot State.
Is US supporting the Idiot State?
On the front lines of the battle against the Idiot State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.
Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion — one that might seem absurd to Americans but is widely believed among Iraqis — that the United States is supporting the Islamic State for a variety of pernicious reasons that have to do with asserting U.S. control over Iraq, the wider Middle East and, perhaps, its oil.
“It is not in doubt,” said Mustafa Saadi, who says his friend saw U.S. helicopters delivering bottled water to Islamic State positions. He is a commander in one of the Shiite militias that last month helped push the militants out of the oil refinery near Baiji in northern Iraq alongside the Iraqi army.
The Idiot State is “almost finished,” he said. “They are weak. If only America would stop supporting them, we could defeat them in days.”
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So we here at Nerd of Islam just don’t know what to think anymore. How can we fight the biggest threat to our religion today; the Idiot State, if the US is seemingly supporting their existence? We American-Muslims are constantly being bombarded with demands to denounce the Idiot State yet that endeavor seems to be undermined by our very own government. Perhaps the conspiracy theories are true; that Israel and the US are secretly trying to keep the Middle East in a constant state of upheaval. So, the question stands then, who would benefit the most from this destabilization? The Nerd wants to know…..