Why do so many millions of Muslims hate the US?
'Factor' debate on Mideast chaos
- Duration 5:53
- Date Sep 17, 2012
'Factor' debate on Mideast chaos
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Announcement now for the top story tonight why do so many millions of Muslims hate the USA.
Joining us now from Portland Oregon Harris -- far national spokesperson for the almighty.
Muslim community and here in the studio.
-- shot -- -- author of the new book are a lot.
Liberty and law.
-- -- what if you're point 21 thing that makes some Muslims hate the USA it would be.
Hypocrisy over democracy.
The government now preaches democracy -- -- propped up authoritarian.
It's lead nurse.
And also overthrow democratically elected ones where way to we will -- I know I know you're talking about Mubarak in Egypt -- -- -- propping up the win and we overthrow you know a lot of Muslims are still very rankled by the overthrow -- the -- in Iran which was a generation ago.
But when you combine that with what kids are learning about America on and -- university campuses.
About what is happening with America in the -- South America.
The propping up of those dictators as well.
He -- this big bundle phone yeah the united -- to know that I believed then that is a very ideologically.
-- I -- it doesn't make any sense logically look this so I'm talking about the Soviets need not on the Soviet Union.
Germany and Japan did awful terrible things Barack oh my god delighted Russians -- -- I hate Germans I hate to Japanese and we know why don't you.
I'm with no I don't -- all right so that doesn't meet.
That kind of sense where these people want to kill you and hurt you what do you think it is.
-- -- -- -- Well it's -- important question -- and I think the difference here is that what we've seen is that since the 1950s as they shot him alluding to.
Since then there have been many cries of the Middle East what's involved.
Natural resources like oil and we have sided with the status -- governments the dictators and and kings and disregarding the peoples of the big differences and we weren't affected as a people by the Russians we disregard of the people.
Who are being -- pressed by those regimes and people remember that and the problem then becomes of the current leadership.
Whether it's religious or secular.
They -- use that they keep reminding people that to rile up the masses against us.
In -- one thing that ends isolated says happened like this childish yet provocative in and file film that came out.
When people say that happened that they will use that as a ruse is to Raila -- -- -- says stupid film and nobody seen.
Causes people to assassinate ambassadors.
And to storm and -- -- and to try to kill people I mean that's just irrational.
If all law.
And the Prophet Mohammed.
Couldn't do own murder.
Because of a -- -- film.
Then you guys got a real problem inherent in your religion wanna get back to you missed -- Both you and -- mysteries of far are Americans correct well I'm a Canadian citizen but have now -- currently are okay there.
So raise -- and there's a reason why you live in New York as a reason why -- is a far lives in Portland or because this country.
Is a free country and we provide opportunity from 300 million people you've -- right now so we're not the -- -- Muslim Americans who live here they want to -- you go back to Saudi Arabia where it wanted to -- they don't they're saying all right.
So this is irrational.
But it's irrational on the level of millions.
And millions of people you would never have this in Great Britain.
Even in Brazil you would never have this kind of conduct so then I go back to my original question what is it about is long.
That makes these people six have such hatred.
-- you know bill I have been the hardest of anybody on my fellow Muslims you know I've written a book called the trouble with Islam today this new book -- -- liberty and love is all about young Muslims who are striving to reconcile.
Faith and freedom.
I never denied that there is a problem with the way we Muslims are practicing Islam.
Having said all of that I must tell you I think what's going on in the Middle East and North Africa right now.
Is about Islam I think it's about so much beyond religion but they use they use their religion and -- strikes and you.
There are you got to do and what -- -- taking so much strength from.
Despite all of the images of violence were also now seeing images of moderate Muslims what -- I'm calling for a nice -- Monopoly son thinks this and I feel sorry I didn't live evening go away within these couldn't get us couldn't get away when we what do you wanna -- are and they're so I hope they'll absolutely be okay because they could be assassinate my what -- you -- -- push you to give them credit you don't have to push all bad news I have more time.
I'm more intercity in the end up in -- Sure all right that in Pakistan in Afghanistan.
In Iran in each in Indonesia in the Sudan.
Misuse of far.
Come on it's an out of control culture at this point I'll give you the last words -- Absolutely and and the only thing I think contention with is to kind of -- implies any implication not allow or the Prophet Mohammed.
The though -- fact that we've seen many examples in the -- the proper -- in which he was blasting into his face and he didn't respond to I think he thinks he calmed his own people down from taking any vengeance.
I think that's testament to the fact that Islam -- -- prescribe this how many -- -- clerics are not teaching that.
Not my clients that world likely -- -- -- Muslim community has been the probably the most of our -- you know what I'm talking about him.
In the -- Wahabi sect and all of that they're not teaching -- we -- it's going to -- them -- announce which we should be almost we should be quick to denouncing such hate.
-- and an absolutely and because you have to stop this this is crazy.