During a White House dinner and meeting between President Donald Trump and Florida Rep. Francis Rooney (R), the two men discussed on the going struggles with radical Islamic terrorism that seems to have taken over the recent news cycles.
With all the terrorist attacks in England and France, could non-radicalized Muslims play a significant role in undermining the jihadist ideology of those looking to commit acts of terror in the name of Allah?
Rooney seems to think that the key to stopping radical Islam comes from “within” the religion itself, and “by Muslims themselves.”
“Islam can only be reformed from within, by Muslims themselves. As a leading Sunni power in the region, and the home of the two major Islamic pilgrimage sites, Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia has a preeminent role to play in this diplomacy.”-Rep. Francis Rooney (R)
The sentiment that many westerners have about the Muslim people is that those who are willing to look the other way and ignore radical Islam, are just as culpable and complicit to acts of terror as those who actually perpetrate the acts.
Do you agree?