Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (“Call Islamic Terrorism By Its Name,” op-ed, Dec. 11) accuses the Obama administration of political correctness with dangerous consequences, but he is guilty of the same when repeating the politically correct mantra that the “overwhelming majority of Muslims don’t hold these beliefs” regarding terrorism.
Every bit of evidence points to the opposite. Osama bin Laden had an approval rate consistently greater than 70% in the Muslim world, a clear endorsement of his methods.
The fact that mass demonstrations occurred throughout the Muslim world after the Danish Muhammad cartoon incident, but not after any of the dozens of large-scale terror attacks, likewise is an indirect indication of what is approved of and what is not. Even the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation of 57 member states) refused to condemn terrorism, labeling it as “acts of resistance” in the aftermath of 9/11 and ever since.
Nor is the mass support of terrorism confined to Islamic nations; there were no visible Muslim participants in the solidarity marches in France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, nor have the European Muslim communities who had organized so many anti-American demonstrations before both the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, managed even a single march to condemn any of the mass killings in the name of their religion.