The pattern never changes: in the wake of a jihad terror attack or plot, Muslims in the West do not do what they should do: redouble their efforts against jihadis in their own communities, and their cooperation with law enforcement officials. Instead, they claim that they are being victimized by a “backlash” and try to deflect attention away from the jihad plot by seizing the spotlight as victims. The mainstream media aids and abets this. Laura Shay of KMOV.com here has nothing at all — not a single incident, not even some idiot yelling at a poor victimized and noble hijabi. It’s a story about what may happen.
Where are the mainstream media stories about what Muslims are doing to teach against the beliefs and attitudes that give rise to so much violence committed in the name of Islam and — according to those who perpetrate it — in accord with its teachings? Where are the stories about what Muslims are doing to reassure Infidels, instead of the other way around, in the wake of yet another jihad attack? Yes, the Muslims in St. Louis condemn this jihad plot. Very well. What are they doing to prevent Muslims from misunderstanding Islam in this way? What are they doing to reform Islamic teachings so that no violence is ever done in accord with those teachings?
“Local Muslims face possible backlash after terror indictments,” by Laura Shay, KMOV.com, February 9, 2015:
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Three St. Louis area residents were indicted on terrorism charges Friday and the case has left local Bosnians and Muslims facing potential backlash for the actions of individuals in their ethnic and religious groups.
The St. Louis area suspects, Ramiz Hodzic, Sedina Hodzic and Armin Harcevic were all originally from Bosnia but were legally residing in the United States when they allegedly aided Al Qaida and ISIS by providing monetary and financial support.
Both the Islamic Foundation of St. Louis and St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. groups have strongly condemned the actions of the Hodzics and Harcevic.
“We felt compelled to come out and say this is not what Islam stands for, this is not what the community stands for,” said Ghazaka Hayat of the Islamic Foundation of St. Louis.
Local Muslims have faced the challenges of public opinion since the 9/11 terror attacks and want to deflect possible repercussions away from the larger Muslim and Bosnian community.
By reminding the public that the alleged acts of the Hodzics and Harcevic are not a reflection on the greater Muslim population of the area, locals Muslims groups hope to avoid conflict or adverse reactions if the prosecution in the case occurs in St. Louis.
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