Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, who gained international attention recently for denouncing Islamic terrorism, is at it again “” sort of. In this MEMRI translation of a piece from London’s Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, he may have revealed some of the limitations of his reformism:
“The danger of extremism threatens almost all the Arab and Islamic societies. There is no difference between the suicide attacks in Kabul, Al-Anbar, Islamabad, Riyadh, Algiers, Paris, Damascus, Tripoli, or Taba. They all embody one reality: that their perpetrators hold extremist views.”
What about non-Islamic societies? What about suicide attacks in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem? New York? Washington?