While discussing how to handle Islamic jihadist terrorism, political commentator Rula Jebreal claimed “white people” cannot understand Islamic culture.
As a guest on “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon on Wednesday, Jebreal argued for funding Islamic integration into society when she went after Buck Sexton, a former CIA analyst.
“I don’t know, Buck, if you speak Arabic,” Jebreal said to Sexton. “And clearly, you talk about terrorists, but you need to understand the culture. You need to understand the language. You need to understand what is appealing — what is the message that ISIS actually is selling in these prison cells. And what they are selling online.”
Sexton responded, “Respectfully, I served in Iraq and Afghanistan targeting people that were doing beheadings, that were building suicide vests. I mean, so I was doing that at a very specific level.”
After a period of crosstalk, Jebreal said, “With all due respect, white people like yourself who doesn’t understand the language, doesn’t understand the culture and doesn’t even know the religion —”
Sexton cut in, “I don’t know what that has to do with trying to prevent people from blowing up buses and trying to annihilate —”
Jebreal replied, “As I said, respectfully …”