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Thread #112062   Message #2368491
Posted By: CarolC
18-Jun-08 - 03:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech, eh?
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech, eh?
Some examples of Muslims speaking out against and condemning terrorism and Islamic extremism...

January 28, 2002

"When 500,000 Muslims rallied in Pakistan last October for peace and moderation, it was a footnote in the press reports. In that rally, statements against terrorism and for tolerance were made, yet attention remained fixated on the few who burned effigies. After September 11th, Muslims from around the world expressed shock and remorse over the terrorist attacks, ranging from a moment of silence during a soccer match in Iran, to candlelight vigils throughout the Occupied Territories of Palestine. Statements of solidarity with the American people coupled with condemnations of the terrorist attacks were sent from practically every Muslim country. Lack of widespread hostility towards Americans and even many aspects of American culture is one feature of mainstream Muslims."

This page contains links to dozens of condemnations by Muslims of terrorism and Islamic extremism...