NYC terror: Mark Levin highlights the significant minority of radicals in US Muslim community
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NYC terror: Levin highlights extremism inside US Muslim community

Year after year, Pew survey shows a “significant minority” of Muslims in America justify violence.

Posted October 31, 2017 07:40 PM by Jordan Schachtel Radical Islam
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LevinTV host Mark Levin opened up his radio show Tuesday evening reacting to the vehicular terrorist attack that was carried out in New York City just a short while before air time.


Levin voiced frustration with the incredibly backward political environment that constantly attacks individuals for merely verbalizing facts — the fact that the Muslim community in America has a significant minority of radicals that seek to damage the United States from within, for example.

 


“We’re not allowed to mention the religion that this person [in New York] belonged to. We’re not allowed to mention that we have radicals within our midsts,” Levin said.


But this mass-murder suspect self-identified as an Islamic extremist, Levin noted, pointing to his repeated shouting of the Islamic “Allahu akbar” war cry before being taken into custody.


"The Great One" also took the opportunity to share important findings from the Pew Research Center with regard to religious extremism in the U.S.


"[T]he vast majority [of American Muslims] are patriotic Americans, but there is a significant minority who are not — who actually believe that violence is an acceptable form of conduct, under certain circumstances,” he explained.


Levin argued that politicians and policymakers should turn to the “law-abiding, patriotic Americans” in the Muslim communities and call on them to address the radicalization issues within their communities.




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Editor's note: This piece has been amended for clarity.

 

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.