Raheel Raza, author of the book “Their Jihad, Not My Jihad,” visits Stuart Varney to explain that there are some Muslims who support the travel ban from terrorist nations and President Trump’s right to declare it. Raza is a founding member of the Muslim Reform Movement.
Varney notes that there are six states which have adopted the position that this newest revised executive order is a Muslim ban, asking her for her opinion. She says, “It’s neither Muslim nor is it a ban. I look upon it as a temporary moratorium and it is not a Muslim ban. I am a Pakistani born practicing observant Sunni Muslim. I don’t find it offensive, I think one would have to be ill-informed or very ignorant to call it a Muslim ban.”
She says, “It’s not about religion, it’s about a region. It is for the safety and security of Americans. It is for the safety and security of Americans. It is about the future of national security in this country and I don’t see why Americans have their knickers in a knot about it.”
Varney asks, “Is that view widely shared among American Muslims? I don’t think it is.” She replies, “No, I don’t think it is either but then one has to think. You know the anti-Trump movement, and you’ve said this before, is very well orchestrated and well-funded. It’s hysterical, it’s knee-jerk and Islamist organizations in this country promote this victim ideology. They promote this idea that this is against Muslims. But there are leaders in the Muslim world who are supporting this. It is about national security.”
Raza says, “President Trump is a democratically elected president of this country. He has the right to implement policies that are for the safety and security. And if it means a temporary moratorium on people coming in so that they can then close the doors and tighten the policies, which were not done in the past eight years of the Obama administration, when he just waffled on this. He couldn’t even articulate the word radical Islamist ideology. President Trump has hit the nail on the head when he said ‘We will fight radicalization.’
She doesn’t feel like a victim and believes that most Muslims in North America are not victims, that they thrive here with religious freedoms in her Canada and the US with religious and other freedoms that aren’t found in their Muslim native lands. She challenges them to try raising their voices in Saudi Arabia and holding a rally, saying, “We’ll see what the outcome of that is.”
She then makes a point of loyalty to the nation that could be made by any patriotic American. It’s certainly not the type of thinking that the victimization power manipulators at care want to get around. It would put them out of business.
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