Sorry, folks. You weren’t the targets. You were just in the way. (Reuters)
Jordan’s King says that in the attack on Spain was really aimed at moderate Islam. Certainly it is true that radical Muslims want to take control of the Islamic world. Perhaps getting to kill uppity dhimmis is just icing on the cake.
As I have said many times, I can find moderate Muslims, but I have a hard time finding moderate Islam.
ROME (Reuters) – Muslim extremists threatening to attack Europe do not want to destroy the West but are aiming to wipe out moderate Islam in order to take power, Jordan’s King Abdullah said in an interview published on Tuesday.
He told Italy’s Corriere della Sera that the West should take seriously the threat of more terror attacks like the Madrid train bombings that killed 202 people because no one was safe from Muslim militants.
“No one is safe. Jordan is not and neither is Spain, which was so sorely hit. This is a threat to the security of Europe,” the king said.
But he added: “Their objective is not the destruction of the West but the destruction of moderate Islam in order to take power. Europe is a secondary object. By weakening it [Europe], they want to influence the future role of the Muslim world in the international community.”
Spanish investigators suspect the Madrid bombings are linked to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida or Muslim militants backing his group.
Many Spaniards saw the attack as retaliation for Spain’s support for the U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Asked if he thought countries would only be targeted if they had backed the war, the king said: “I think this is only part of a much broader picture, linked to a struggle within Islam, with extremists who are seeking to create conflict between East and West and [incite] inter-religious wars.”