After the raid that killed the monster Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chorus of those who condemned the terror leader included Islamist apologist and Al Jazeera commentator Mehdi Hasan, who tweeted,
“On behalf of every Muslim I know…every Muslim watching…good riddance to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. Here is a man whose primary victims were Muslims, who was loathed by Muslims…The world is a a better place…Good riddance to this piece of human scum.” – me on MSNBC on #Baghdadi pic.twitter.com/XUun352yrD
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 27, 2019
It’s very easy to oppose ISIS and everyone does it gladly, including the extremists. But what about his message and the ideology? How many Muslims are opposed to that?
When you look at the statistics in Clarion Project’s short documentary “By the Numbers” (see below), it is clear that the mind set of Muslims all over the world is troubling.
How many Muslims are debating and discussing the following as urgent concerns:
- Armed jihad
- Equal status of women
- Hatred of the “other” (Christians and Jews)
- Persecution of Muslim sects like the Ahmadiyyas, Shiites and others
- Oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim lands like Sudan, Pakistan, Nigeria etc.
- Female genital mutilation, honor killings, and forced and underage marriages
- The plight of the Yazidi women
- Institutionalized anti-Semitism, which is on the rise
I could go on and on.
Or as Sebastian Gorka pointed out on Twitter:
Why oh why would @IlhanMN post this picture THIS morning after the announcement that we killed Baghdadi, wearing a shirt from @CAIRNational, the un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in US history??https://t.co/3j7g2LPy3s pic.twitter.com/N61kihOWM0
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 27, 2019
So, come on …. if Muslims are happy that Baghdadi is dead but continue to latch onto his ideology, then he’s not dead. He will simply re-surface in some other form.
So, my humble suggestion is: Be glad the monster is dead, but be sure to bury his ideology with him.