“Even the mere question, ‘Do Muslims condemn this?’ to me is an affront to our humanity. It goes without saying. If you look at Facebook, Muslims are only talking about this. They’re angry. They’re upset, just like anybody else,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.
Rehab warned against stigmatizing Muslims, saying those behind the Brussels attack should not be considered religious terrorists.
“Muslims have been killed by ISIS and al-Qaeda – a lot more in number than anybody else of any other faith,” Rehab said. “Even if they were to warp the religious texts, which they do, you always, always, always have to have the ingredient of political radicalization.”