Sir Richard Branson has urged people not to blame the Muslim community for the Paris attacks and his reasoning makes a lot of sense…
Writing in a blog on Virgin’s website, the entrepreneur talking of his frustration that many people were passing judgement “on entire populations, based on the actions of a radical few.”
He went on to compare those blaming Muslims for the Paris attacks to blaming “all Americans for the past actions of the Ku Klux Klan.”
The veteran businessman also criticised right-wing governors who wanted to block Syrian refugees entering the US in the aftermath of last weeks shocking massacre.
He added: “These positions fuel a collective paranoia that tends to be more interested in confirming existing biases rather than the truth.”
The founder of Virgin called Isis a “gang of murderous thugs pretending to act in the name of faith” and advocated looking at the causes of extremist movements.
Sir Richard reserved some praise for the 18 mayors who assured the public that they will allow refugees settlement. He had previously spoken of his sadness of the “anti refugee and anti-immigrant rhetoric” which was taking place during the refugee crisis.
He certainly speaks a lot of sense, it’s all about uniting together during these testing times…