Rebecca Mansour: Devout Catholics ‘Inevitably Led Toward Being Like Mother Teresa,’ Devout Muslims Led To Jihad

Breitbart’s Senior West Coast Editor Rebecca Mansour, who is an American of Lebanese Maronite descent, talked about the threat posed to secular Western societies by Islamic extremism in an interview broadcast on Friday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon.

“The real tragedy I see is that the world still doesn’t understand the lessons of what is going on here,” Mansour said.  “We still don’t quite understand that this is about a religion.  It’s not just about social issues in the Middle East.  This is about people believing, fervently, in a specific religion.”

“For example, let me put this in perspective,” she continued.  “We never really learned the lessons from 9/11, in the sense that we never actually sat down and looked at what motivated the men who flew the planes into the building, who flew the plane into that field in Pennsylvania.  We never actually sat down and looked at why they were motivated to do this.”

As a resource, Mansour recommended a book from an author who did take a long, hard look at those motivations: Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It, by Terry McDermott.

“In particular, let’s look at the hijacker who was from Lebanon,” she suggested.  “This man grew up in a completely secular family.  It was a family of Sunni Muslims, but they did not practice their religion at all.  In fact, he was educated at a Catholic school — he didn’t even realize that the was Muslim for a long time.  He became devout only after he was attending school in Germany, and he started going to the mosque that Mohammed Atta was going to.”

“It was because he was displaced — he was in a foreign culture, a foreign country, and he wanted to fit in,” she explained.  “And he gravitated toward this mosque, and that was where he became radicalized.  So the issue here is devoutness.

Mansour argued that “moderate Muslims” are not particularly devout practitioners of their faith, but “if you are a devout Muslim, you are inevitably led towards jihad.”

“If you’re a devout Catholic, you’re inevitably led toward being like Mother Teresa,” she said.  “That’s the key issue that nobody really wants to address here.  It is about devoutness.  That is what causes jihadism.”

Mansour feared this was a difficult idea for Western leaders to grasp, because “we no longer take religion seriously, so we can’t understand that there are actually people who do take religion seriously.”

As an example, she cited President Obama describing the Paris massacre as an offense against “the universal values we all share.”

“Clearly, not all of us share these values,” Mansour said.  “Of course, the values he was alluding to are the natural moral law that is the basis of all Western civil society — that teach all human life is precious, that human beings have inherent dignity and rights.  This, unfortunately, is not something that all cultures and all ideologies accept the same way.”

Even more unfortunately, according to Mansour, Western leaders are busy running down their own culture, “deliberately flouting and denouncing the worldview that gave us these values – which, by the way, is the Judeo-Christian worldview”… while the Islamist world-view, rooted in “domination, dominance, and submission,” is “gaining ground.”

“While the West is rejecting the worldview that made it what it is, we are left unable to defend ourselves against this rising, ascendant, militant worldview that is poised to destroy everything that Christendom built,” she warned.

Mansour found it unsurprising that the Left would rather talk about “climate change” than a militant ideology that’s actually killing people, because it’s easier for them to believe that the greatest threat facing the world today is “a vengeful Mother Nature, outraged by the excesses of capitalism, than something as old-fashioned as a religion, a religious belief that is dominant, militant, that goes against their multi-cultural thinking.”

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9 thoughts on “Rebecca Mansour: Devout Catholics ‘Inevitably Led Toward Being Like Mother Teresa,’ Devout Muslims Led To Jihad”

  1. I think Rebecca Mansour is 110% correct. The so-called ‘Islamic extremists’ are actually not extreme at all – they are merely very conservative Muslims, obeying the dictates of their Prophet to the letter. As Recep Erdogan says, ‘There is no such thing as moderate Islam. Islam is Islam. That’s it’ (or words to that effect). The so-called ‘Moderate Muslims’ are actually apostates. They don’t become ‘radicalised:’ they simply become more observant Muslims, and Western Governments throwing taxpayer money at them will achieve precisely nothing. Rebecca Mansour is also correct when she says that we do not respect our Western heritage, and won’t defend it. It’s actually worse than that. Our children are taught in schools to despise their own heritage, and to abase themselves before all foreign cultures, any one of which is (allegedly) superior to their own. We in the West smugly assume the freedoms we enjoy are ours by right, and we will always have them, because this is the natural way to live. We won’t and it isn’t. Most of the wold lives in some form of slavery, and the only reason we have what we have is because the parents and grandparents of present generations were prepared to go to war to defend what we have. The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance and (to mix metaphors outrageously) we are asleep at the wheel. Given the wilful blindness of our leaders, it will not end well. May I wish you, Sheik, a ‘Happy Easter’ while I am still able to do so.


    I was actually quite stunned when I read today of the Muslim who wished his “Beloved Christian Country” a Happy Easter and then was stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim.

    Not a good day at all for his family.

    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada


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    As I have always said, Music, the language of Life and the lubricity of the soul……

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    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada

  4. I am getting sick and tired of hearing even those criticising islam of always adding, ‘of course most muslims live peacefully etc etc’.
    I am suspicious of ALL muslims and dislike how they wear their hijabs, beards and garb arrogantly and proudly in public and on media. No sense of shame at what their brethren are doing. I would be so embarrassed and ashamed to identify with that creed because I have a conscience, empathy and some degree of logic. Not the case with them and when push comes to shove they protect their own jihadis. Very few dob them in.

  5. One catch: The so called ‘moderate’ muslims who slickly explain how Islam is innocent are just as devout, they just use the tongue and deception to ‘kill’ the infidels with confusion and doubt. Dean Obdeillah, Tariq Ramadan, the CAIR gang, etc.

  6. Funny how the socio-economic results of the “diversely opposite equal” cultural imperatives of “THOU SHALT KILL!” versus “THOU SHALT NOT KILL!” seems to manifest themselves in real life, eh?


  7. It puzzles me to say the least how so
    Many Western leaders come off
    With the following statements.
    1 Islam is a religion of peace.
    2 Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.
    Bush Obama Clinton.
    Blair Cameron
    Are all guilty if this.
    Do they really believe it
    How can anybody only a imbecile believe
    This absolute nonsense.
    A five year old would know it to be bullshit.

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