Originally Posted by the article in the OP
The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, Mohammed Moussaoui, also condemned the attack.
It was nice seeing this statement in the article.
Prominent muslims denouncing attacks of this nature are too few and far between.
Unfortunately, the same article quotes several people stating the attack has nothing to do with Islam, as Pete pointed out. IMHO, if Muslims want to truly promote their faith as a "religion of peace", they should acknowledge the religion-based motive for the attack and then explain why the attack was evil with supporting citations from their religious texts.
Of course, you can't cite what is not there - and this may be the problem - I'm no scholar on Islam.
T-Rock - you out there?
"The dignity of man is not shattered in a single blow, but slowly softened, bent, and eventually neutered. Men are seldom forced to act, but are constantly restrained from acting. Such power does not destroy outright, but prevents genuine existence. It does not tyrannize immediately, but it dampens, weakens, and ultimately suffocates, until the entire population is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid, uninspired animals, of which the government is shepherd." - Alexis de Tocqueville
Last edited by PedOncoDoc; 11-02-2011 at 06:55.