Right-wing America is not known for their deep thinking. Unfortunately, the same holds true for the media these days who are buying right into the myth that all Muslims should be held accountable for the actions of ISIS.
Laser Louati of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, was interviewed on CNN over the weekend and the reception he got was nothing short of bullying.
Louati tried explaining to the hosts that most Muslims are caught between ISIS and the people who want to lump all Muslims together:
The problem is that you’re still mixing the Muslim community and somehow giving them an affiliation with these terrorists. But [French Muslims] are paying two prices. The price of being targeted by these terrorists and some of the right-wing columnists.
We are being asked to choose our camp. Our camp is the French one, make no mistake about it.
CNN host John Vause was having none of that argument and asked why people like Louati weren’t somehow magically tapped into the network of the people who want to see moderate Muslims dead:
If your camp is the French camp, then why is it that no one within the Muslim community there in France knew what these guys were up to?
What is the responsibility within the Muslim community to identify people within their own ranks when it comes to people who are obviously training and preparing to carry out mass murder.
That’s lazy journalism at its best. The vast majority of ISIS targets are Muslims, not Americans, not Europeans and not Christians. If Muslims were really tapped into ISIS, don’t you think they’d save themselves?
Here’s the video:
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