Friday, May 11, 2007

Muslims fear backlash

Newsday reported "If these people did something, then they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law,"
They will be.
said Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer who represented scores of detainees after the 2001 attacks. "But when the government says 'Islamic militants,' it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous.
Actually that phrase uses Islamic as an adjective to modify or be more specific in what the noun militants refers to.
Don't equate actions with religion."
Your religion should not urge violent actions.
.... Yaser El-Menshawy, chairman of the Majlis Ash-Shura of New Jersey, the state's council of mosques, condemned the plot and said he is glad it was not carried out. But he said the motivation of people who plot against the government "cannot be stopped simply by law enforcement or military means alone."
We are doing our best.
He said U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, among other issues, needs to be examined dispassionately.
Should e allow violence or threats of violence to control our foreign policy.

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