Instead, the most powerful Islamic organizations — often financed by oil money from the Middle East — incessantly play the victim card. Khan tells ABC’s Christiane Amanpour that in America, it’s “beyond Islamophobia. It’s hate of Muslims.”
Time encourages this grievance mentality by asserting that “to be a Muslim in America now is to endure slings and arrows against your faith ... some of the country’s most powerful mainstream religious and political leaders unthinkingly (or worse, deliberately) conflate Islam with terrorism and savagery.”
No, what they conflate with terrorism and savagery are al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, Hamas, Lashkar-e-Taiba, al-Shabaab, Abu Sayyef, Fatah Al-Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and dozens of other groups that justify their terrorism and savagery based on their interpretation of Islamic doctrine.
Many religious and political leaders would like to hear more of their Muslim neighbors say plainly: “Not in my name! Not in the name of my religion!” They are distressed when they learn — not through the mainstream media — that Rauf has said instead: “The United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda.”
He said that when he was still answering questions. In recent weeks, he has been “unavailable.” Time does not criticize him as they would any non-Muslim who declined comment for a cover story. Instead, Time excuses him, saying he seems to have been “stunned into paralysis” by the unfairness of it all.