Don't Put Your Faith in the Killers

(Beirut Daily Star) Tammam Abushakra- The increasing senselessness of violent acts committed in the name of Islam is now making significant waves in Arab and Muslim civil societies. The horrors of Islamist terrorism have had disastrous material consequences for Arab and Muslim peoples and the causes they hold dear. Muslims and their cherished faith have been forever linked to "terrorism" in the minds of many around the world. Al-Qaeda's plans for the Muslim world are not more pleasant than those they have for the West, though many have now caught on after seeing al-Qaeda-affiliated groups unleashing violence against Arabs and Muslims in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

2004-10-15 00:00:00

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