A Muslim leader from CAIR had no problem putting some of the blame on America for the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino that left 14 dead and over a dozen wounded. While being careful not to blame Islamic radicalism but instead focus the blame on American policy, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) doesn’t seem to eager to help those American-Islamic relations.
During a Friday interview with CNN, Hussam Ayloush, from the Los Angeles division, said that it was America’s own policy that lead to this attack.
Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the west, have fueled that extremism,” Ayloush told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo during a discussion about Wednesday’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., where a Muslim married couple killed 14 and wounded 21 at a holiday party for the county health department that employed the husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.
Ayloush said U.S. support for repressive regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, “push people over to the edge.”
“Then they become extremists,” said Ayloush. “We are partly responsible. Terrorism is a global problem, not a Muslim problem. And the solution has to be global. Everyone has a role in it.”
This kind of statement is almost like a warning that more attacks will happen until the US changes its policies, but the interviewer never pushed Ayloush on his statements to clarify exactly what policies he was referring to.
But putting the blame on America for a terrorist attack is merely a way of trying to divert the attention away from the fact that this was clearly radical Islamic terrorism at play. Why the spokesperson for CAIR did not blame the shooters but rather the country he is supposed to be aiding in relations with is beyond reason.