Memo to Osama bin Laden, Al-Zarqawi, Abu Bakar Bashir, Omar Bakri, Abu Hamza, Fawaz Damra, Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoud, etc. etc. etc.: stop associating Islam with terror. Bahrain doesn’t like it.
What’s that? Bahrain’s Al-Mousawi was telling Europeans and other Westerners, not jihadist Muslims, to stop associating Islam with terror? Oh, of course. How could it be otherwise? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe? From the GulfNews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Manama : Bahrain yesterday warned that associating Islam with terrorism would be a devastating blow to humanity and would deepen the abyss between civilisations.
“Islam is a tolerant and peaceful religion and it is the identity of many nations and peoples. Associating this religion with terrorism amounts to accusing whole nations of supporting it and, eventually, playing into the hands of radicals and extremists. Such a stance is a grave mistake that annihilates understanding between peoples,” Shura (upper) Council Chairman Dr Faisal Al Mousawi said at the opening of the international conference in Manama between Bahrain’s parliament and the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats.
“History has indicated that terrorism has used false ideologies and misused religious creeds to explain and perpetuate itself. We need to highlight that terrorism is not linked to religion and must not be associated with any particular civilisation, culture or traditions,” Al Mousawi said.