Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, has a reason why Muslim youth like Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber, turn to terrorism. Her reasoning shows a level a stupidity that only California can produce (with apologies to California Republicans). We have the video to prove it.
In an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, Speier ignored all of the early evidence that Abedi was a radicalized Muslim extremist. Instead, she blamed society for marginalizing Muslim youth. She then reasoned that these “isolated” youth had no other outlet to express themselves than through violence.
Of course, since then, all of that early evidence has been confirmed about the Manchester bomber. However, we still think Speier will still to her excuses. It’s the same “blame everyone else” mentality that Barack Obama would shovel every time a radical Muslim killed someone. In liberalism, there is no personal responsibility. Only societal blame.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) said Tuesday on MSNBC that Muslim youths could become so isolated that violence becomes the “only avenue of making a statement about their religion.”
Speier’s comment came after host Stephanie Ruhle asked her about the terrorist attack Monday night following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 people and wounded over 50 others, including many children.
“ISIS has now claimed responsibility,” Ruhle said. “Is there any evidence you’ve heard to back that up?”
Speier said there was no evidence at the time to link suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi to the Islamic State. She then discussed how many of the recent terror attacks have been lone-wolf acts of violence that ISIS likes to take credit for.
“The real issue is whether or not Muslim youth around the United States and around the world feel there’s a pathway forward for them, or do they become so isolated that this is their only avenue of making a statement about their religion,” Speier said.
Since Speier’s interview on Tuesday morning, British authorities have confirmed that Abedi was part of a terrorist network, not a lone-wolf attacker, according to NBC News.
Here is the video.
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