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← Muslim peace conference condemns terrorism

Richie P's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Richie P

Of course I am pleased and support these Muslims who condemn terrorism. But to my mind there is still a significant problem. So long as you are limited to arguing only that they have misinterpretated or misunderstood an ancient Holy Book, you are not really addressing the real issue. The real issue, being of course, that the future of civilisation seems to rest upon how one happens to think about their sacred texts. Whilst this remains the case it is all too easy for a Osama Bin Laden to come along and argue that the Holy Book means this and that, and before you know it...more young men with bombs strapped to their chests ready to martyr themselves.

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:24:02 UTC | #874838