Filmmaker Ami Horowitz — known for his spot-on sidewalk interviews that humorously expose flaws in everyday people’s thinking — descended last week upon the streets of a New York City neighborhood that’s become the Mecca for all things hip and progressive: Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Here Horowitz had a simple question for those shuttling between coffee shops and cafes: Did Islam play a role in the Orlando terror attack?
Ami Horowitz (Image source: YouTube)
Given that gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, reportedly had connections to radical Muslim teachers, took trips to the Middle East and in the end targeted a gay nightclub where he killed 49 people, one might assume even in a liberal hotbed that more than a few folks would acknowledge Islam’s role.
Well, that’d be a big ‘ol nope.
“I don’t think it had much to do with Islam, to be honest,” one woman said. “I think it was another situation of a lonely, deranged male.” She later added, “People are not evil, this is ignorance.”
“I don’t think it’s fair to say Islam played a role in this,” a man answered.
“I don’t think it was an Islamic crime,” another guy said.
Source:: The Blaze