Arafat quotes the book of peace. From AP, with thanks to DC Watson:
In a televised speech from the West Bank town of Ramallah, Arafat urged his people to remain steadfast.
“Find what strength you have to terrorize your enemy and the enemy of God,” he said, quoting the Quran. “And if they want peace, then let’s have peace.”
Having gotten himself or herself into the position of suggesting that the Qur’an says to terrorize people, the AP writer is ready to explain Islam to us:
Arafat, whom Israel accuses of supporting militant groups, did not appear to be calling for new attacks on Israel. The Quranic passage refers to the early Muslims’ wars against pagans and is frequently invoked by Islamic leaders today to encourage strength in times of conflict.