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AsylumWarden's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by AsylumWarden

I think the worst thing about this is that groups like Al-Qaeda etc have for ages been described as extremist, not representing the thousands of ordinary, decent muslims out there. Yet now, this barbaric event has happened and the 'ordinary' population of Pakistan are applauding it.

This really is indicative of how militant Islam is shifting more and more towards mainstream Islam and every day it seems more and more like we need to stop treating Islam with kid gloves. But how? Is the only way to fight violence with violence? I sincerely hope not, but reasoning with them seems to be a lost cause.

Like others have said, worrying times.

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:42:04 UTC | #574011