“How do you feel about America?” he was asked. His response: “I say, I teach my children and that’s what I feel myself, this is the ideal microworld in the entire world. I respect this country, I love this country. This country, which gives chance to everybody else to be treated as a human being and to just to be human being — to feel yourself human being. That’s what I feel about this country.”Here's the whole thing:
I think this gentlemen did his community (the Chechen-Americans and the Muslim-Americans) a whole lot of good with this on a day when many Americans perhaps would otherwise equate Chechen Muslims with terrorism.
It always bears repeating how small a minority the real Islamist terrorists are among the Muslims in the world, and how often the characteristics of terrorists -- largely unemployed, disaffected, embittered young men, "losers," as his man says -- overlap with the losers who do things like Newtown or Aurora or Virginia Tech.