Friday, November 7, 2014

University of Arizona Muslim Professor Musa al-Gharbi Claims US Military 'Greater Threat' to Peace Than ISIS

Musa al-Gharbi
(Fox News) An Arizona college professor charged that American soldiers are anti-Muslim rapists who pose "a greater threat" to world peace than ISIS, and says he leveled the charge to make the U.S. "stronger and better."

University of Arizona instructor Musa al-Gharbi, who also is an academic affiliate at the university's Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, made the comments in a column penned for the online forum TruthOut, and defended them when reached by The Washington Free Beacon. He called Americans "hypocritical" for expressing moral outrage at the Islamic State, which has raped, murdered and beheaded thousands of Muslims and Christians in its quest to establish a Muslim caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

"It would not be a stretch to say that the United States is actually a greater threat to peace and stability in the region than ISIS — not least because U.S. policies in Iraq, Libya and Syria have largely paved the way for ISIS' emergence as a major regional actor," al-Gharbi wrote in the article titled, "How Much Moral High Ground Does the U.S. Have Over ISIS?"

Al-Gharbi claimed that the isolated instances of U.S. soldiers committing atrocities including rape, for which they face court-martial and imprisonment if found guilty, are on a level with the widespread and systematic brutality of Islamic State radicals.


Robert Spencer, author of "Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs," said al-Gharbi's views are shared on campuses around the country.

"Musa al-Gharbi is not singular," Spencer wrote on the site "There are professors all over the country who say essentially the same things."