What message does this send?

Read the following excerpts from n unbylined article published by the Associate Press – then I’ll ask that question again:

The German government has criticized the country’s biggest Islamic association for refusing to take part in a Muslim “peace march” against terrorism Saturday.

The Turkish-Islamic Union said Wednesday that the demonstration in Cologne would send a wrong signal by suggesting international terrorism is mainly a Muslim problem.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday that the march, organized by a group calling itself “Not With Us,” was a welcome sign against extremism.

He added: “It’s simply sad that DITIB doesn’t want to participate.”

What message does this send?

Does this tell the world that DITIB thinks international terrorism is not a Muslim problem?  Does DITIB think this will convince people it isn’t a Muslim problem?

What message does it send the German people, who have been inundated with Muslim immigrants, when the largest Muslim organization in the country won’t join a peace march decrying terrorism in the name of Islam – terrorism they see on TV and read in the newspapers virtually every week?

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert calls this “sad”.

That doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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