Thursday, September 24, 2015

CNN's Haroon Moghul is just as bigoted as #DonaldTrump

Bigot is defined as:

bigot ‎(plural bigots)
  1. (derogatory) One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
    Don't call me a bigot. That's extremely rude!
  2. One who is strongly partial to one's own group (e.g. religion, race, gender, political party, etc.) and is intolerant of those who differ.

In his opinion piece, mainly because it is as much conjecture about Donald Trump as Trump himself espouses, he demonstrates his own bigotry.

He writes:

It doesn't matter if Donald Trump said we should look into getting rid of Muslims, or terrorist training camps, because, to a worrying number of Americans, these appear to be the same.
They've learned this from people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who preaches that Muslims are either extremists or in denial, and Glenn Beck, who preaches that Muslims are either extremists or in denial, and so on.

Except that, if Mr. Haroon Moghul is staunchly of the opinion that Muslims are normal people and not in denial about Islam, then he too is 1) obstinately devoted to his opinion (i.e. in denial ) and 2) strongly partial to one's own group in assuming ALL Muslims are ordinary normal people. He provides no proof of his statements either, and he cannot evade suicide bombers, ISIS sympathizers, and terrorist attacks committed by Muslims inside the USA that amount to more than zero Muslims are not normal ordinary people.

He states about Trump:

Thank God for Freudian slips that clarify. See, Trump's questioner began by saying, "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims." He did not say "jihadists," "terrorists," "extremists," or anything of the kind. He called our President a Muslim, which is not true; note, however, that he did not call Obama a Muslim and a terrorist, because it is safe to assume that in his mind, every Muslim is a terrorist.
If Donald Trump can't claim all Muslims are terrorists, then how do you get to deny extremists are Muslim? By calling a jihadist a jihadist literally means "One who participates in a jihad" and a jihad means  "A holy war undertaken by Muslims". Mr. Haroon Moghul is in pure denial.

Without recognizing there are problems in Islam, without accepting facts that are patently obvious to anyone, Mr. Haroon Moghul too is ignoring the same reality as Trump. So how is his opinion better?

He is too a bigot, against people that speak out against Islam, as much as Donald Trump is a bigot.

Having an opinion that is against Islam is acceptable under the law, so there never was a mistake made in pointing out Islam has problems.