Kerry: Would Be ‘Biggest Error’ to ‘Blame Muslims’ For Terror

Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Secretary of State John Kerry warned in the fight against terror, “We have to keep our heads,” adding, “Obviously, The biggest error we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively.”

Kerry said, “Against this enemy we are increasingly organizing and fighting back. But in doing so we have to keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone. Crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose. Crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raid villages and blow up  people. It is individuals with a distorted and an even ignorant interpretation of religion who do that. Abetted by networks of individuals who have a different agenda and who incite and finances actions. We will certainly not defeat our foes by vilifing   potential partners or by suppressing the very freedoms that terrorists try to destroy. Unless we direct our energies in the right direction, we may very well fuel the fires that we want to put out.”

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