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Turning the other cheek to Islamic terrorism is suicide

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When there is yet another terrorist attack that Muslims claim they have perpetrated in the name of Islam and against Crusaders and non-believers, my knee-jerk reaction is the very opposite of turning the other cheek.

Yingwai Suchaovanich’s letter makes little sense to me. I’m not sure what his message is, other than preaching Muslims’ peaceful nature, and indeed, the great majority of them are. 
But the old cliché goes, “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists are Muslims.” One of the pillars of Islamic teaching is the jihad, or holy war, whose ultimate goal is converting the whole of humanity to the one and only true faith. All means are justified to achieve this, including violent ones.
Whether this is real Islam or not is up for debate. But contemporary history is dominated by terrorism in its name.
Andy Leitner

Published : August 20, 2018