American Muslim Leader: Paris Shooters ‘Jihadists’ And ‘Un-Islamic’

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American imam Feisal Abdul Rauf offered unambiguous condemnation on Thursday morning of the attack on a Paris satirical newspaper that left 12 dead.

In an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” the imam began by offering condolences to the families of the victims and the loss of innocent lives. He soon moved on to condemn the killers of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper staff, arguing that the attackers had no religious justification.

“On the Islamic principle of justice and law, libel, even if this is proven to be libel, it’s not a capital crime,” he told host Michaela Pereira. “So on every single count, from justice, law to ethics, these terrorists have acted outside the aegis of Islam.”

He went on to state that the incident was an act of terrorism.

“What they’re doing is categorically un-Islamic. They are jihadists and as experts have told us, all acts of terrorism are politically motivated. This is about advancing their political agenda,” he added.

Azhar Usman, an American comedian and Muslim, offered similar sentiments.

“I think it’s almost disingenuous to say these guys are upset about some cartoons,” he told CNN. “These guys are jihadists. They’re motivated by political gripes.”

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  1. Avatar for fgs fgs says:

    Muslim Americans, who really did mostly come to America to just be left alone to live their lives and run their businesses free from their home countries’ religious bullshit, are more like the mythical American Pilgrim than the actual Pilgrims, who truthfully make the Australian penal colonies look like they got the longer end of the stick.

  2. Pardon the tangent, but all you good NYC cops should take note and likewise call out the Lynch mob that’s being insubordinate in order to assert their status as unassailable in their conduct, a particularly troubling state of affairs since police departments are now paramilitary organizations, and no doubt the NYPD leads the pack.

    For all the demands from certain political circles that Muslims denounce the actions of their radicals, there’s no reason to not apply the standard to everyone. But, hypocrisy never being a deterrent to those lacking a moral compass, the same crowd demanding Muslims denounce their acts of violence are in support of the Lynch mob. And of course they’re above apologizing for the terrorist acts of their fellow Christians, Jews, or whatever other ancient superstition to which they subscribe.

    Because, to their thinkng, “white privilege” is a racist term.

  3. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Extremist Islam is scary…

    Militant Xians in the US are scarier.

    They have guns and are waiting for an opportunity …

    unless they Darwinnow themselves into oblivion.

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