FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - For love of Islam, terror must stop: "Allow me to say to the suicide bombers and to those behind them: the people you killed are those who demonstrated boundless empathy and generosity towards the victims of the Asian tsunami, most of them Muslims; they are the people whose leader was preparing to announce the most ambitious and compassionate initiative to improve the lives of millions of Africans, many of them Muslims; they are the people who walked in their millions to oppose the war in Iraq; they are Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews who live with respect and tolerance towards each other and who have called for the spread of these values and for a just peace in the Middle East. Tell me, what have you ever achieved by your terror? Show me one person whom you have helped, one noble cause you have furthered."
Monday, July 18, 2005
Hassan Yousuf Yassin, a former Saudi official, addresses the terrorist in an op-ed piece in today's Financial Times. I've heard similar sentiments many times from Muslims, but I wonder if the message is getting out in a form the disaffected youngsters will pay attention to, such as from Imams, in Arabic: