Many people, including Moslems, believe that the intifada
or holy war
) only claims infidels as its victims. While, of course, there are many of these kaffir
victims, there are actually many, many Moslems who are also victims.
I don't know if any one has figured out the ratio of Moslem to non-Moslem victims in Iraq, but it seems to me that there must be at least 10 or 15 Iraqis (Moslems) killed by terrorists for every U.S. soldier. And yet-- so many Moslems worldwide support the intifada.
Many Jordanians were
amongst the strongest supporters of Zarkawi . . . until he killed innocent Jordanian civilians in the recent attacks. Suddenly, a lot of Jordanians were not so pro-terror anymore. Unfortunately, they had to learn the hard way (Daniel Pipes calls this Education by Murder
In addition to the unprecedented large anti-jihad demonstrations in Jordan
, there have been large demonstrations against the intifada
The world wide intifada
continues to take many victims
both Moslem and non-Moslem. The media, for the most part, tries to convince us that these are isolated incidents of violence, rather than them all being part of a larger pattern.
The latest flare ups in the intifada
are now occurring in Bengladesh, again taking mostly Moslem victims. Will the vast majority of the world's Muslims once again remain silent in the face of renewed terrorism?
Bangladesh faces 'national crisis' after serial bomb blasts
Fri Dec 2, 2005
DHAKA (AFP) - A government minister and Islamic party leader warned that Bangladesh faced a national crisis after a series of deadly bomb blasts by religious extremists calling for the imposition of strict Muslim law.
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid called on Bangladeshis to unit against those behind the attacks in the Muslim-majority country including the first suicide bombings that killed 11 people on Tuesday.
The government has long sought to play down the influence of Islamic extremists in the South Asian nation and denies any presence of the Al-Qaeda terror network. But the blasts since August have shaken authorities.
"Terming the attacks a national crisis, Jamaat-e-Islami general secretary and social welfare minister Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid said using bombs to achieve political ends would not resolve the problem," the official BSS news agency said.
The attacks, targeting the judiciary, police, and government buildings, have claimed the lives of 18 people including two judges. Three suicide bombers have also died and scores more have been injured, many seriously.
Leaflets in the name of banned group Jamayetul Mujahideen calling for Islamic law to be enforced were found at the sites of most of the recent blast.
Terrorism must be unequivocally
condemned worldwide . . . as long as some countries say there are some "special circumstances" where terrorism is acceptable, it will persist.