Egyptian TV host Mahmoud Saad recently said: "We are all responsible" for the terror attacks in Paris. "We play a role in the making of terrorism. We do it in many ways, and primarily through our injustice," he said, in a statement on Al-Nahar TV on January 9, 2015.
Following are excerpts:
Mahmoud Saad: There is something I wanted to tell you. You have all been following what is happening in Paris. This is sad. Those kids who carried out those criminal, disgraceful operations – are they the only ones responsible? By God, no. We are all responsible. All of us. We left them to be led astray, until they turned into bombs. You see what they are doing in Paris. They are destroying Paris.
We play a role in the making of terrorism. We do it in many ways, and primarily through our injustice, not our religious discourse. I am not talking about the injustice of the terrorists – they are crazy people and we must not learn anything from them. But have we been unjust in our Arab society? Indeed, we have. Have we been corrupt? Indeed, we have. Have we been backward? Indeed, we have. On top of all that, our religious discourse deals with endless issues.