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That'd -- -- segment tonight how -- good Muslims fight the Jihad the first Muslim congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota says.
We should ignore at.
Who knows what these individuals.
Motivation may be but it probably will have something to do more politics than religion so let's not cast a wide net.
And just go after you know -- whole religious.
We know of -- are -- the bombers were motivated by religion.
Joining us from Washington and Jihad Awad the national executive director on the council.
On American Islamic relations.
So I might be an unfair here mr.
I think you have been inaccurate.
But let me just that's been my first of all the thank you for having me on the -- -- I didn't appreciate that because.
It's important to being.
To speak to the nation through a network like Fox News couldn't have been so many -- -- was being shared.
About American Muslims and the -- -- them.
And it needs someone who is Muslim practicing to slam.
To share -- the public who we are how we -- and where we stand on the issues so let me start with Monday.
Window horrific news that -- came on I was at home.
-- -- -- -- run marathons.
From the time you members.
In my family they get on marathons IE I'm rich unity there for them.
Are you know the excitement I -- and if I know that and they have G.
So when this news came.
The explosion happened they -- it shocked and so many lives.
I am angered as a Muslim I am angered because I love this sport and I'm -- as an American.
Because this that was on all of us and all of us -- you know if some butts.
We condemn this immediately swiftly on it -- victory.
I myself was glued to TV like millions of Americans.
When I saw the the photos of the suspect I -- those photos and -- asked people.
Did they know they should immediately contact the FBI.
Then on Monday and Saudi and on -- on Friday.
When when the -- was -- -- -- -- there was.
-- -- did the issue -- then the first suspect was given.
I myself for that indeed that one was -- and -- -- the the end of the day win the second suspect was.
Hasn't I was thought that they believe that the hunt was over what can we take UH your word that you're good American and you want justice to be done but the factory and remains.
Radical is long is the primary driver of terrorism in the world would you admit that.
No you wouldn't admit that now now here's -- where it all those.
Look I don't have time for speech soon are you gotta go back and forth in the OK I don't know united meeting that radical Islam drives worldwide terrorism.
Which you -- in a category -- -- no credibility.
Because the facts are the facts.
Nine 1000000% of worldwide terrorism is radical Islam.
Okay Perrier OK you -- statement allow me to do should review what this now means to me no I don't I don't wanna hear about what Islamic us you know I suspect I that's not the time -- review what is your viewers -- -- not my interview it is you just you just said.
That radical islamists not the driving force -- terrorism in the world when that's an absurd statement.
I think it is pertinent -- your statement is -- so because you're trying to -- the -- -- religion for me you were trying to define.
My faith to me and I'm no I'm not it's now I'm just never did radical islamists.
Under the banner of G Hyde Park causing -- most intense terrorism.
The New York -- has ever seen and you're denying it.
So we think you're not EU all know are there having -- you're just way out of touch -- -- -- television set.
-- I think you're just making up some stuff about they learned a lot I think you'll.
I'm betting you'll Islam is a peaceful religion Islam is my fifth yet so what I what I -- jihadist that.
What also you -- -- the word Jihad what that means I'm telling you would you have isn't that the legitimate struggle both tourists who are using the warlord.
Are trying to -- -- -- Delegitimize.
That stocks are innocent -- what do you know now -- then there are let you have a whole nation -- you want a whole theocracy.
That is threatening the world.
Let's not play into their hands and legitimate -- at almost silently into their hands and tell the truth mr.
law and not give it'll last word.
Well it's is being hijacked by these people let's not play into -- -- But puck into the -- attack on humanity.
And all Americans are you -- -- respectable of that -- that ethnicity we should all run around Bostonians.
And that's not gonna lie to play politics of division.
And called Islamic -- a fifth of the extremist and the fifth of voters there's no such thing.
There's politics behind this let's not play politics I -- with the president.
We all should be vigilant and that's not to rush to judgment and cast the whole doubt and I got it I got a --
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