A Muslim professor from Georgetown University attempted to blame terrorist attacks – like the recent Ohio State University knife attack – on so-called ‘Islamophobia’ in an interview with Tucker Carlson, but the host was having none of it.
Point by point, Carlson shot down the professor’s theories, explaining that their have been over 100 deaths and hundreds of other injuries caused by radical Islamic terror in the United States over the past eight years.
He stated that the professor, Engy Abdelkader, is “basically arguing that Islamophobia, dislike or fear of Muslims is one of the drivers of terrorism.”
Abdelkader blamed the radicalization of terrorists within America on “cultural homelessness,” in which the terrorists “feel alienated from their new host country.”
“You can see why this looks a lot like victim blaming,” Carlson inquired. “You have had an awful lot of Americans killed and injured by Islamic terror in the last 8 years. A lot. Almost 100 killed. 350 or more injured. And you’re basically saying that that happened because America is not hospitable enough to Muslims. That seems unfair.”
Watch the heated exchange below …
Via Fox News Insider:
Tucker Carlson debated the merits of Islamophobia’s effect on the diaspora of domestic terrorism with a Georgetown professor that said such a mindset can indeed have implications.
Engy Abdelkader said there is never a justification of an attack like the one at Ohio State University.
But, she said that anti-Muslim bigotry can contribute to a sense of “cultural homelessness” in the Muslim-American community:
“They don’t identify with their home country and feel alienated from their new host country,” she said.
Carlson disagreed with Abdelkader’s contention that FBI data shows there is a greater threat of attacks from “white supremacist” and “right-wing extremist” groups.
Abdelkader attempted to equate right-wing extremists who bomb abortion clinics in the name of Christianity to terrorist attacks by radical Muslims.
Because there’s been a rash of abortion bombings on the scale of an Orlando, San Bernardino, New York/New Jersey/Bostom bombing attempts, etc.
“I’m sorry, I can’t take that seriously,” Carlson shot back. “The scale is just not proportionate or comparable at all.”
“I actually wrote a whole book on crime. I know what the numbers are. It’s not even close. It’s not even close. Are you really tell me there is no soul searching that you think Muslim Americans have to go through?”
Carlson concluded, “I would suggest — something is going wrong (in the Muslim community) and I think it’s important to be honest about it.”
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