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O’Reilly: Believing Jihad Will Be ‘Defeated from Within’ Is Dangerous

Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued that believing that Islamic jihad will be “defeated from within” is putting the world in “grave danger” on Wednesday’s “O’Reilly Factor.”

O’Reilly primarily addressed an argument by Washington Post opinion writer David Ignatius that the Islamic community has to fight terrorism, stating  “that point is naive and somewhat frightening. We’re now in year 14 on the war on terror. And if the so-called Muslim Street, the folks, were going to take action against the jihadists they would have done so a long time ago. What does it take? The world saw 9/11, the beheadings of innocent people on the net, and we have seen thousands of innocent Muslims murdered by jihadists. What else do you need to see? The truth is that while many Muslims don’t like the jihad, there is not an organized effort to comb it in the Muslim world. Some nations like Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco help the USA and the West in fighting the jihad but they do so very quietly. They don’t want to stir up the radical Muslim element in their countries. President Obama, David Ignatius, all the other people who think the jihad will be defeated from within are putting the rest of us grave danger. The Muslim world is as frightened of the jihad as the Western world and they have fewer protections. If you’re are a poor Muslim sitting in Yemen, and you say something against al Qaeda, you’re a dead man or woman. So let’s stop the nonsense. Radical jihadists threaten the world, much like the Nazis did in the 1930s. Responsible nations, not individuals, must confront and destroy the jihadists in a methodical worldwide campaign.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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