Saturday, July 09, 2005

We're Waiting....

Tom Friedman writes:

Because there is no obvious target to retaliate against, and because there are not enough police to police every opening in an open society, either the Muslim world begins to really restrain, inhibit and denounce its own extremists - if it turns out that they are behind the London bombings - or the West is going to do it for them. And the West will do it in a rough, crude way - by simply shutting them out, denying them visas and making every Muslim in its midst guilty until proven innocent.

And because I think that would be a disaster, it is essential that the Muslim world wake up to the fact that it has a jihadist death cult in its midst. If it does not fight that death cult, that cancer, within its own body politic, it is going to infect Muslim-Western relations everywhere. Only the Muslim world can root out that death cult. It takes a village. . . .

The Muslim village has been derelict in condemning the madness of jihadist attacks. When Salman Rushdie wrote a controversial novel involving the prophet Muhammad, he was sentenced to death by the leader of Iran. To this day - to this day - no major Muslim cleric or religious body has ever issued a fatwa condemning Osama bin Laden.


Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Why aren't more saying this??

7/09/2005 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Ray... said...

From the Voice of America:

A group of leading North American Muslim scholars have issued a religious edict condemning all acts of terrorism and religious extremism as being fundamentally un-Islamic. see:

8/02/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

I saw a bit on this earlier. I'm not sure what to make of it. 4 years from 9/11 is a long time.

However, it may signal a positive change. I believe we should "Trust - but verify."

8/02/2005 01:58:00 PM  

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