Thursday, July 07, 2005

Cowardice Knows No Bounds

A few admirable quotations which draw a distinct and very necessary line between most Muslims and the few cowardly fanatics who attacked London:

"We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims both here and abroad are decent and law abiding people who abhor this kind of terrorism every bit as much as we do," - Tony Blair

"This criminal attack is condemned in the strongest possible terms. No good purpose can be achieved by such an indiscriminate and cruel use of terror. The scriptures and the traditions of both the Muslim and Christian communities repudiate the use of such violence. Religious precepts cannot be used to justify such crimes, which are completely contrary to our teaching and practice." - Muslim Council of Britain (as posted on their website)

The following is an excerpt from a statement made on an Islamist Website. The previously unknown Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda of Jihad Organisation in Europe has claimed responsibility for the attack:
"In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him...The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters."
Peaceful? Heroic? Hardly. I think Dr. Laurence Buckman, who happened to be on scene at the Bus explosion outside the headquarters of the British Medical Association summed it up:
"Whoever they are I don't think it takes great bravery to blow up large numbers of people on London Transport. None of these [injured] people have taken up arms against them or done them any harm."


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