Blaming “Islamophobes in America” for the bad rap that comes around whenever a group of Islamists worldwide commits some new blood-soaked atrocity, American Muslim leaders are gathering in Texas this weekend for a “Stand with the Prophet” conference.
Since the headlines will just be fading on the Islamist massacre in Paris on Wednesday – and who knows what stomach-turning activities might crop up before Saturday – it might be a tough sell to the uninitiated.
According to a Washington Free Beacon article by staff writer Adam Kredo, organizers of the “Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect” conference, planned for Saturday evening Saturday evening at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, say the media and “Islamophobes” are to blame for Islam’s reputation in the Western world.
The conference is apparently meant to change that.
And that might be possible, if it were true. But blaming Americans for having a low opinion of Islamist terror would be easier if virtually every one of them hadn’t grown up hearing a constant stream of revolting, savage stories about men murdering innocents while hollering “Allahu Akbar!”
It can make anyone jaundiced.
Terrorism expert and journalist Patrick Poole told the Free Beacon the conference is doomed to failure.
“What this conference makes clear is that the Muslim community needs to find better leadership. The jig is up on Islamic leaders who rush to the microphones to denounce terrorism, only to find they justify and support terrorism when speaking inside their mosques or conferences,” Poole said, according to the Free Beacon.
“The standard message that any terrorist yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ has nothing to do with the Muslim community while any graffiti on a mosque is a sign of widespread ‘Islamophobia’ just isn’t selling any more,” he said.
“Rather than revising their talking points, they’re doubling down on their narrative and it will only serve to isolate the Muslim community even further.”
That’s a message the White House want to pick up on, too.
Read more at WFB.
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