From Gulf News, “Militancy ‘will take time to cure’,” with thanks to Skeet Street. One wonders how much longer it will be. Isn’t 1350 years long enough?
Leeds – Eradicating extremism will take time, a senior Islamic leader said yesterday as local Islamic figures joined in condemning violence.
“There is no short fix to the problem. The problem is a big one,” said Khurshid Drabu, part of a delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain, which visited the hometown of two of the suspected London bombers.
“Christians can murder. Jews can rob. No one from these faiths could say these acts of criminality could be justified by their faiths.”
A true statement sir, but is it also true about Muslims? Do they not continually justify these heinous crimes by quoting the Qur’an chapter and verse?
Britain’s most senior policeman called on the country’s Muslim community yesterday to end its “denial” about extremists in its midst and to engage actively in the fight against terrorism.
Muslim leaders have expressed shock that four British-born Muslims were the perpetrators London attacks that killed 54.
But Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said in London Muslims could do more to help find those plotting further atrocities. “We have a moment now… we can engage with the community and move them from what could be described as a bit of denial into active engagement,– Blair told BBC TV.