Islam's Civil War

(Washington Post) Jim Hoagland - The latest waves of holy murders should shake from their fantasies the Islamic political leaders and religious authorities who deny that a war for control of Islam is raging around them. The war will claim many more lives if Muslim society does not face up to the cancerous growth feeding on Islam and lead - not join, but lead - the fight against that cancer. King Abdullah of Jordan, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and their cohorts can no longer avoid dealing forthrightly with the words and bloody "religious" deeds proclaimed by al-Qaeda and its associates in terror.

2004-03-04 00:00:00

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