A high percent of Americans believe Muslims from this country have gone to the Middle East or Somalia in order to fight alongside religious fanatics. Every time a story is printed which identifies a Muslim engaged in violence some place in the world, it is certain to result in stories that American Muslims can not be trusted. A recent video from Somalia portrayed Jehad Mostafa, a University of California graduate, working with al-Shabab.
US government figures indicate about 40 American Muslims have gone overseas to fight with terrorist groups. Let’s look at the record
1. A few hundred American Jews went to Israel in 1948 to fight its war for independence, including several officers in the US Army.
2. Dozens of American Irish people have worked with the IRA, a terrorist group.
3. Hundreds of Americans volunteered to fight in the Canadian or British armies during WWII.
4. At least a few thousand Americans of German ancestry went to Nazi Germany and served in its armed forces.
Sos, 40 American Muslims have gone overseas to fight with terrorist groups!