But what if there really are doctrines of Islam that incite believers in Islam to commit acts of violence, and to work to subvert non-Sharia political systems? Grasso would probably consign all such concerns to “bigotry” and say that we must reject them with “the utmost firmness.” But…what if they’re true? On what does Pietro Grasso base his unshakable conviction that there is no justification for suspicion of Islam? Has he read the Qur’an? Has he studied the life of Muhammad?
“‘Dangerous’ to fuel anti-Islam sentiment says Grasso,” ANSA, March 3, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
(ANSA) – Rome, March 3 – Senate Speaker Pietro Grasso said Thursday equating Islam with terror is “dangerous” and is fueling a rise in hate crime. “We must reject with the utmost firmness the… linking of migration with terrorism, diversity with radicalism,” he told an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference. “(We must reject) suspicion and resentment against Islam, foreigners and refugees, which citizens at a loss understandably feel and which some political forces are irresponsibly fueling. It is not by chance that hate crimes, intolerance and violence motivated by religious, ethnic and cultural hatred are on the rise in Europe”. He added that “as we know, the genesis of the Paris attacks was largely internal to Europe – therefore it is a mystification to reduce the security issue and the fight against terror to a matter of controlling the flow of refugees and migrants. Of course border control will be essential, but in concert with intelligence and security interventions, with diplomatic action and while guaranteeing the rights of all: citizens, migrants, and refugees”.