Donald Trump's Silence Over Neo-Nazi Terrorism Is Deafening, Says Maajid
14 August 2017, 12:22
This is Maajid Nawaz's epic response to Donald Trump's silence over the Neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville this weekend.
The President criticised violence from "all sides", but refused to condemn the far-right demonstrators, one of whom has been arrested after allegedly driving into a counter-protest.
Maajid compared that response from the President with his strong words on "eradicating radical Islamic terrorism".
And he was left assuming that it speaks volumes for Donald Trump's political agenda.
Speaking on his LBC show, Maajid said: "Strong words - 'We will eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth'.
"President Trump's strong words, they are not wrong, in and of themselves. Of course, radical Islamic terrorism needs to be defeated.
"And yet, one wonders why he can't say the same thing with regards to Neo-Nazi-ism or white supremacy.
"And therein is the problem. That people approach this agenda with inconsistencies.
"People who are leaning to the right of the political spectrum are very keen and very eager to condemn Islamist extremism and one wonders than what their motives are if they can't then condemn other forms of extremism in equally emphatic a manner."