Originally Posted by NobleMuslimUK
Well, who drove a car into the terminal at the Glasgow airport?
Who detonated a truckbomb in the understory of the WorldTradeCenter in 1993?
Who issued the following:
In compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies--civilians and military--is an individual duty for every Muslim who can, in any country in which it is possible... We -- with Allah's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded, to comply with Allah's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. Unless you go forth, Allah will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.
Answer: The statement was signed by many Islamic Jihad Leaders from most Muslim countries, first by Sheikh Osamah Bin-Ladin.
Whether the acts are being planned and coordinated by Al-Qaida or merely at their prompting, this relatively small part of the Islamic community has not only chosen to terrorize the west, they have also hijacked the true Islamic faith and created a stereotype of Muslims that is injurious to the real faith taught by the Prophet (pbuh). To think that any Muslim might make a post like http://www.islamicboard.com/786884-post14.html
which suggests "a death sentence" and "widespread protracted anti-Polish riots and boycotts across the Moslem world" in response to something as insignificant as a relatively unread novel show the extent by which Islam is being cannibalized from within.
If Islam truly wants to defend its faith against those who seek to destroy it, they will do well not to blame the west, but to take a closer look at those who misuse the name of Islam for their own purposes, but teach others to live contrary to the religion of peace that Islam purports to be.