Here in the United States, (where we lost over 2,000 souls to Islamist terrorists – or have we forgotten?), our leaders can’t find within themselves the courage to mention the word “Islam” let alone harshly condemn those who perpetrate such acts or seek to subvert our way of life.
We shall leave the discussion as to why that is for another article, but that nagging question continues to persist, especially given our obvious absence in solidarity with erstwhile allies this past weekend in France.
Nonetheless, it is refreshing and astounding when voices of courage ring out from within the Muslim community. The latest comes from Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Moroccan-born citizen of the Netherlands who arrived in that country at the age of 15.