Friday, April 08, 2005

"The West must end Islamophobia"

The West must end "Islamophobia" and Muslim nations must tackle the causes of religious extremism, such as poverty, to win the fight against terrorism, the head of the world's largest body of Islamic nations said on Friday. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said the war on terrorism could not be won by military might alone. "It is not justifiable to associate terrorism with any particular race or religion," he said. "Islam and Muslim countries should not be made accountable for them." Abdullah said for the world to defeat extremism and terrorism it must first understand the causes of terrorism, singling out poverty as a major threat to global security.

3 Comments:

At April 08, 2005 8:03 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

I'm sure Islamophobia will end as soon as Muslims end Westernophobia. Islamic crazies have been declaring war on the West for decades now, and it's only been recently that we've actually stopped to notice. If we hated 'em so much, I think they'd feel a lot less comfortable about flooding into Western countries... y'know, kinda like how Westerners in Islamic countries risk being gunned down, blown up, beheaded, and whatnot.

And... it's interesting to note that many extremists tend to be prosperous and very well educated. The number of doctors involved in Islamic extremist groups is totally disproportionate. Not to mention that bin Laden, the 9/11 hijackers, and the Jordanian splodey-dope who killed 100+ people in Iraq recently are/were all well-to-do individuals. Maybe there's a link to Islam after all?

 
At April 09, 2005 6:06 PM, Anonymous Treehugger said...

When Muslims stop sawing the heads of infidels while chanting "God is great", when Muslims stop threatening to kill people they disagree with, when Muslims stop raping Christian Chinese women in Indonesia, when Muslims aren't killing schoolchildren, when Muslims aren't dressing their babies up as suicide bombers, when Muslims don't go ballistic because one of their number had the termity to say something good about a member of another religion, when moderate members of are not punished or killed for speaking out about the dysfunctional elements in their societies, when a Muslim can LEAVE Islam without being killed-in short, when I know that they are worthy of trust, then I will be happy to give up my Islamophobia. Of course, if the wolf can get the lamb to overlook it's carnivorous tendancies, it makes the wolf's job that much easier....Treehugger

 
At April 10, 2005 12:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fear of islam is not a phobia, it is merely common sense. The fear, however, should be channelled into something useful: Fighting islam for example.

 

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