Muslims like me are asked the same questions after any terrorist attack. For the record, here are our answers

muslim-prayer-getty-2“The Donald” has once again reared his head, this time in an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. After being called out last year for his lie about no-go areas in the UK by the Chief of the Police, he claimed today that Muslims are sheltering terrorists and not reporting suspected terror cases to the police.

The problem with Donald Trump – other than the fact that his statements on Muslims seem to be a classic case of political fear-mongering: conflating issues of terrorism, criminality, refugees and migration to gain votes with no regard to its consequences  – is that he seems to makes claims based on very little real evidence.

 Trump says British Muslims are “absolutely not reporting” suspected terrorists

Let’s break this down into some simple questions and answers: do British Muslims condemn terrorism? Do British Muslims report terrorism when they see it? Can British Muslim communities do more?

Do British Muslims condemn terrorism?

If you find yourself asking this question, you may have failed to look for the answer. Muslim communities across the UK have and will continue to condemn terrorism unequivocally. See, for example, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) website for a list of such statements. In fact, the MCB even issued a full page advert in the Daily Telegraph to underscore this point.

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One thought on “Muslims like me are asked the same questions after any terrorist attack. For the record, here are our answers

  1. Those of us who are from other faith traditions must also speak out in support of our Muslim sisters and brothers. Not only do they have to put up with questions like those to which the author referred, they also have to endure vitriol like that spewed on the Internet. People, we can be better than this.

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