Moslems vs. the World

"The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims!" So writes Abdulrahman al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television, in a column published this weekend.

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"The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims!" So writes Abdulrahman al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television, in his daily column published in the A-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper this weekend.

"Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture," writes Al-Rashed, as reported by Susan Sevareid of the Associated Press. He reviewed a list of recent attacks by Islamic extremist groups - in Russia, Iraq, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. "Most perpetrators of suicide operations in buses, schools and residential buildings around the world for the past ten years have been Muslims," wrote Al-Rashed. He said that Muslims should not try to ignore the facts, and that they will be unable to cleanse their image unless "we admit the scandalous facts... The picture is humiliating, painful and harsh for all of us."

Sevareid also quoted Ahmed Bahgat, an Islamist columnist for Egypt's leading pro-government newspaper, Al-Ahram, who wrote that the images "showed Muslims as monsters who are fed by the blood of children and the pain of their families." "If all the enemies of Islam united together and decided to harm it," Bahgat wrote, "they wouldn't have ruined and harmed its image as much as the sons of Islam have done by their stupidity, miscalculations, and misunderstanding of the nature of this age."





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