September 8, 2004

The New York Times > International > Middle East > School Siege in Russia Sparks Self-Criticism in Arab World

At last we have the New York Times reporting on the Muslim voices of dissent to the terrorists that are hijacking the Muslim religion. Bravo for those Muslims that are speaking out against the heinous crimes committed by the radical Islam terrorists. It's about time that Muslim voices are raised against these atrocities and those that commit them.

One example from the NYT article: ""It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims," Abdel Rahman al-Rashed, the general manager of the widely watched Al-Arabiya satellite television station wrote in one of the most striking of these commentaries."

The world's strategy must be nothing less than isolating and eradicating those who abide by no moral code excepted their warped view of the teachings of Mohammed.

The best possible result in the war on terror is for rational Muslims to find and 'bring to justice' (kill) bin Laden and his cronies. Winning the war on terror must include Muslims willing to stand and be counted as enemies of radical Islam, if not friends with the West.

We must never be insulated from or accepting of the terrorist threat and the killings that are so much a part of their strategy. This threat includes Arafat, the Palestinians and their brethren, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.

One can argue that Palestinian lands are occupied 'illegally', but let's remember that the occupied territories were taken when Israel defended itself and won invasions launched by neighboring Muslim states.

I am very pleased that moderate Muslims are speaking out and that American media is covering it. Again, Bravo!
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