Muslim Professor Engy Abdelkader is a darling of the left when it comes to the issue of “Islamophobia” in America. She routinely blames the evils of Muslim Terrorism on the victims in Western culture. Here in America, she chides innocent people who have done no evil to the Muslim immigrants that our nation has taken in for the acts of violence done in the name of “Allah.” For example, this is what Abdelkader said in the pages of TIME magazine about Muslim terrorism…
“Islamophobia, including xenophobic political rhetoric (that excludes refugees), exacerbates cultural homelessness because it erodes a sense of purpose while feeding the extremist narrative that our societies are anti-Islam and anti-Muslim.”
Why yes, she did just blame the victims for the crimes of her fellow Muslims.
It was this disgusting narrative that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson confronted head on in a recent episode of his show.
When Carlson confronted Professor Abdelkader about her “victim blaming,” he asked why it was the community of victims who must look inward, and why it wasn’t the Muslim community that she be more introspective. The professor smugly responded that the Muslim community had nothing to be introspective about.
“I don’t think anything has gone wrong in my community. First of all, there are about three to seven million Muslim-Americans in this country, and the individual who perpetrated this atrocity at this university is far from representative of that three to seven million peaceful Muslims.”
So, Muslim terrorism does not represent Islam… but he does prove that America isn’t nice enough to Muslims? If it sounds like nonsense, it’s because it is nonsense.
Abdelkader also trots out the usual liberal/Muslim canard that one is more likely to experience attack from “right-wing” extremists or white supremacists than they are Muslim terrorism.
“There is actually a greater threat of terrorism from white supremacist groups and right-wing extremists than there are from individual who self-identify as Muslims…
The FBI data indicates that there have been more acts of terrorism committed by right-wing extremists and white supremacists.”
Abdelkader sites the same erroneous study that many in the liberal media have been using for over a year, even though that study has now been debunked. The study excludes the victims of 9/11 and at least half a dozen other Muslim attacks (including the 2002 D.C. Beltway sniper) in the USA.
“Even if you exclude the deaths of 9/11 for some reason, but do not apply the very limiting parameters used in the New American study, then you still get a higher number of total U.S. deaths from Islamic extremism than from right wing extremism.”
The plain truth of the matter is that if you include all of the data from the FBI, “then there have been around 62 people killed in the United States by Islamic extremists for every one American killed by a right wing terrorist (a 62 to 1 ratio if you divide the slightly over 3000 deaths due to Islamic extremism by the 48 deaths attributed to right wing extremism).