In a time when Boko Haram kills over 2,000 Christians, and prior to that a bus load of Christians were killed in Kenya, we have a Muslim who is making a bold claim.
In a commentary for The Daily Beast, comedian Dean Obeidallah denounced the remark that “not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.”
Needless to say, no one should speak in absolutes, but certainly MOST terrorists are Muslims.
In defending a comment about Muslims being responsible for 9/11, where Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade said, “Muslims killed us on 9/11”, Obeidallah penned,
“Obviously, there are people who sincerely view themselves as Muslims who have committed horrible acts in the name of Islam. We Muslims can make the case that their actions are not based on any part of the faith but on their own political agenda. But they are Muslims, no denying that.
“However, and this will probably shock many … overwhelmingly, those who have committed terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe aren’t Muslims.
“Let’s start with Europe. Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent. Only two of them were ‘religiously motivated,’ while 84 were predicated upon ethno-nationalist or separatist beliefs.”
Obeidallah pointed to terror attacks committed by the FLNC fighting for Corsica’s independence, as well as the Italian anarchist group FAI, and the Militant Popular Revolutionary Forces organization in Greece.
He also noted that in 2011, Anders Breivik slaughtered 77 people in Norway to promote his anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and pro-Christian agenda.
And extremist Buddhists have killed many Muslim civilians in Myanmar, while recently in Sri Lanka Buddhists burned down Muslim homes, killing four people, he said.
“Or what about the (dare I mention them) Jewish terrorists?” Obeidallah wrote. “Per the 2013 State Department’s report on terrorism, there were 399 acts of terror committed by Israeli settlers in what are known as ‘price tag’ attacks.
“These Jewish terrorists attacked Palestinian civilians causing physical injuries to 93 of them, and also vandalized scores of mosques and Christian churches.”
These may be impressive when put in one reading, however they amount to little more than anecdotes in comparison to the atrocities, ergo terrorism committed by Muslims worldwide.
For all intents and purposes, Obeidallah should have included black teens playing the knockout game.
Here is a list of Muslim attacks, that I suggest Obeidallah take a look at.