US President Barrack Obama blaming that the Muslim community wasn’t doing enough to push extremism has caused a fresh row.
Addressing a news conference at the G20 meet, Obama asked non-Muslims not to buy into stereotypes about Islam, but also asked Muslims to consider what can be done to stop the small minority of people who identify as Muslim and support extremist ideology — especially in an age when, he argued, social media allows ISIS ideology to spread more quickly than before.
He said, “To some degree, that is something that has to come from within the Muslim community itself. I think there have been times where there has not been enough pushback against extremism.”
He then added, “The Muslim community needs to think about how we can make sure that children are not being infected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people and that is justified by religion.”
The use of ‘we’ in the above quote appears to have kicked off a fresh controversy with many twittratis asking if the President had just confessed to being a Muslim.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the tweets:
@ChuckNellis In press conf. Obama just referenced the Muslim community as "we."
— Clear Conscience Deb (@Dbonen1) November 16, 2015
Obama just said the Muslim community need to figure out how "we" ……how "we"? Did he just put himself in the Muslim community?
— Anne Verebely (@AVerebely) November 16, 2015
— Deplorable Dr Fever (@AcerbicAxioms) November 16, 2015
— RNR Indiana (@RNRIndiana) November 16, 2015
Obama just used "we", including himself, in reference to Muslim community. Very telling via press conference #G20Turkey2015
— Deplorable Karen 🐸 (@MissingReagan) November 16, 2015