Here again we see the same old pattern: whenever there is a jihad attack or plot, area Muslim leaders don’t say they’re going to redouble efforts to teach against the beliefs and attitudes that give rise to this sort of thing. Instead, they say that they’re victims and are guarding against retaliatory attacks from enraged bigots — retaliatory attacks that rarely, if ever, materialize. But this neatly deflects attention away from whatever responsibility they may have had to incite the jihad violence.
“Oklahoma beheading: Muslim religious leaders say Moore suspect visited local mosque,” by Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman, September 27, 2014:
…Saad Mohammad, the Islamic society’s director of news and information, said law enforcement representatives contacted his mosque during their investigation Friday….
Both Mohammad and Enchassi denounced Nolen’s actions, saying his behavior is not in keeping with Islam, which they emphasized is a religion of peace.
“He is as far away from Islam as he can be,” Mohammad said.
Mohammad told The Oklahoman that leaders of the society’s mosque decided to take extra security precautions to protect Muslims who gather there from any potential retaliatory violence.
Mohammad said anti-Muslim sentiments may have could be heightened because of the beheadings and violence overseas by ISIS.