Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Uniting Against Terror: Part II

After the July subway bombings in London, I posted a link to a wonderful web site called Unite Against Terror. The site offers a superbly worded statement condemning radical Islamist terrorism, that has been signed by individuals from across the political spectrum. In the wake of this past weekend's terrorist atrocities in Bali, Indonesia, I again offer a link:

We remember the attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001 and in Madrid on March 11, 2004. But we know that al Qaeda and groups that are inspired by Bin-Ladenism have carried out atrocities in France, Pakistan, Israel, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, North Osetia and many other countries.

The vast majority of the victims of al Qaeda's violence have been Muslims. Those who have suffered at the hands of violent Islamic Fundamentalist movements in Iran and Algeria have also been ordinary Muslims.

This terrorist violence is not a response by 'Muslims' to the injustices perpetrated upon them by 'the west'. Western democracies have been responsible for some of the ills of this world but not for the terrorist murders of these deluded Bin-Ladenists.

Please visit the site and consider adding your signature to the statement:

Unite Against Terror


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