BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
As much as the white christian right community, might try to pretend that President Barack Obama’s comments at the National prayer Breakfast a couple weeks ago were offensive, when he stated: ” In our country , slavery and Jim crow all to often was justified in the name of Christ”.
Not only were President Obama’s statements not offensive, they were accurate and damn near an under statement.
What he should of said, is evil things are being done in the name of Islam, the same way evil things have been done in the name of Christ, for example:
1. The Crusades
3.Genocide of Native Americans
4. Jim Crow
combined killed tens of milions of people in the name of Christ.
Don’t get me wrong, what terrorist groups like ISIS are doing, is evil and they must be stopped, but before we are so quick to blame it all on Islamic terrorism, maybe we the people should take a look in the mirror and think how American imperialism is making us enemies throughout the world. I.S.I.S did not even exist until the united States unlawfully attacked Iraq, despite not being sanctioned by the United Nations and the international community. Since the beginning of the war, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died as collateral damage and many of the Sunnis who held government positions were disenfranchised by the U.S and it’s puppet regime.
So yes, we must stop Islamic extremism, as soon as we stop American and western Imperialism, or the cycle of violence will never end.