Taqiyya in Texas. From AP: “US must check nationalists who clash with Islam: Arab league chief”
HOUSTON, United States (AFP) – The United States must check the internal voices of nationalism that are promoting a “clash of civilizations” with Islam, the head of the Arab League said.
“You have to stand firm against all negative forces with agendas,” Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa told the US Arab Economic Forum in Houston, Texas.
“We fear it in the Middle East. Many of us read what they say and we are angry about this nationalist agenda that is gaining some ground.”
While acknowledging the problem of Islamic extremists, Moussa said there is a deep misunderstanding of the US-Arab relationship among members of the American public, fuelled by inflammatory statements from politicians.
He also said there is a “political agenda” behind the promotion of the clash.
“The Arab world is the friend of America. The question of hating America is not there. We’ve never hated America,” he said while explaining that the Arab world may disagreed [sic] with US policies but does not project that distaste upon the country as a whole.
Moussa vowed to fight extremists in the Arab world and asked US policy makers to do the same at home.
When was the last time our “extremists” — for example, the aforementioned politicians spouting “inflammatory statements” — rioted over a cartoon, planted roadside bombs, or beheaded someone?