Radical Impact: What Is Causing Westerners to Turn to Radical Islam?
In the wake of an Oklahoma man horrifyingly beheading a coworker after converting to Islam, there is growing fear that the troubling trend of Westerners becoming radicalized is on the rise.
What is causing the radicalization here in America? Should the Muslim community be doing anything to stop it? And can they?
Dr. Qanta Ahmed, physician and author of "In the Land of Invisible Women," joined Tucker Carlson on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning and explained that it is a multifaceted problem, with social media and American prisons offering tremendous recruiting grounds for those who would radicalize or be radicalized.
As for what the Muslim community should do to respond to this trend, Ahmed suggested that all Muslims in America have a role to play whether they are affiliated with a particular Mosque or not.
That role, according to Ahmed, should include denouncing the violent, barbaric beliefs of radical Islam, which are "alien" to the mainstream and also being on the watch for members of the community who may slip into radicalization.
"Muslims have a role, too, by collaborating with authorities, by reassuring their neighbors, by being good community citizens, so that there is confidence restored that the vast majority of Muslims reject this totally and will participate in safeguarding our whole community," Ahmed concluded.
Watch the clip from "Fox and Friends Weekend" above.