Her last few sentences give her away: “It would be very problematic if we were to see it [the Islamic State] as relating to Islam and say that these people hate the West because they are Muslims. Thatʹs exactly what they want. They want a religious conflict to arise. We should not do them the favor.”
The Muslims of the Islamic State, and of every other Muslim terrorist group, do indeed hate the West, or rather hate all Infidels, including those outside the West, because that is what they have been taught.That is what the Qur’an — see, as noted in the first part of this piece, such representative verses as Qur’an 2:191-193, 4:89, 8:12, 8:60, 9:5, 9:29, 47:4, 98:6 which have taught them, to despise “the most vile of creatures,” to hate them, and to make war upon the Infidels. Their goal has not changed in 1,400 years: to subjugate first this Infidel land and then that, and to continue to wage Jihad until Islam everywhere dominates, and Muslims rule, everywhere.
Souad Mekhennet says that it is these fanatics who are trying to turn this into a “religious conflict.” No, they are not “trying” to turn it into a religious conflict. It always was a religious conflict, as far as Muslims are concerned. They have been engaged in this religious conflict — jihad against the Infidels — for 1,400 years. In the Middle East, in North Africa, in Spain, in France as far as Tours in 732 A.D., in Sassanian Persia, in the Byzantine Empire, in Hindustan, in Afghanistan, and beyond into the East Indies. They are waging Jihad now, not just through terrorism, though that unsurprisingly receives the greatest attention, but also employing many other instruments of warfare, including propaganda (e.g., the invention of the “Palestinian people”), diplomacy (the Oslo Accords, the Iran deal), economic boycotts (the “oil weapon” in 1973, the BDS movement), and he latest arrow in the quiver is demographic Jihad, which has been made possible by the catastrophic admission of millions of Muslims, who arrive, settle, and proceed to outbreed their Infidel hosts, right in the historic center of our civilization, Western Europe.