CNN’s Fareed Zakaria took on the issue of Islamic extremism yesterday and said more Muslims should be speaking out against the beliefs and attacks by extremists all over the world. Zakaria was spurred on by last week’s Canada shooting at Parliament Hill by radicalized Muslim individual who was carrying out a jihad of his own.
Zakaria said that “unstable young men prone towards radicalism and violence” like that are just a tiny minority of all Muslims in the world, considering attempts by terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS for years to encourage all Muslims to join their causes.
However, Zakaria still believes there is a problem within Islam that needs to be addressed:
“Muslims need to take more active measures to protest these heinous acts. They also need to make sure that Muslim countries and societies do not in any way condone extremism, anti-modern attitude, and intolerance towards other faiths. Muslims are right to complain that there is anti-Muslim bigotry out there. But they would have a more persuasive case if they would take on bigotry within the world of Islam as well.”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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