I caught a part of a speech by Jordan’s King Abdulla. In confronting extremism, Abdullah said, is “both a regional and international responsibility, but it is mainly our battle, us Muslims, against those who seek to hijack our societies and generations with intolerant takfiri ideology.”A little light bulb went-off inside my head as he said this. Most of the western world is very reluctant to condemn the entire Muslim faith because of a small minority of ruthless butchers. This is understandable and when considered in light of Abdulla’s statement, i.e., “…but it is mainly our battle, us Muslims, against those who seek to hijack our societies and generations with intolerant takfiri ideology,” the problem comes into a much clearer focus.
If we are to take all Muslims as brothers based upon their faith they must reciprocate. The respect and safety of must be absolutely observed. Yet, they have allowed a rotted core to form and done nothing to eliminate the menace. The crux of the matter is that if those under the mantle of the Islamic faith will not act to rid themselves of the horrible perversion the terrorists present then we must needs exclude Muslims from our presence for our own safety. If and when Islam is willing and able to police it’s own ranks we can then welcome them back into the civilized world based upon a mutual trust. Until then the Islamic world should not be welcome go the civilized brotherhood of nations.