Authorities the world over, from Pope Francis to John Kerry to Alpha Conde, have to keep reminding us of this precisely because it is so contrary to what we see in every day’s headlines: jihad terror attacks and plots engineered by people who point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims. No number of admonitions from Alpha Conde or anyone else will make realistic people turn away from that evidence.
“Guinea stands with Turkey in fight against terror,” Anadolu Agency, December 28, 2016:
Guinean President Alpha Conde has said his country stands with Turkey in its fight against terrorism and especially the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).
On an official visit to Turkey Tuesday, the west African leader also visited the Turkish parliament, damaged by the July 15 defeated coup.
“Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Indeed, Islam is a religion of peace, coexistence and tolerance; extremism has nothing to do with Islam,” Conde told Anadolu Agency….
He also lambasted Western countries that he considers responsible for what is happening today, illustrating his remarks, in particular, with the chaotic situation in Libya.
“We warned the great powers against the intervention in Libya having two harmful consequences: The Somali-zation of this country, and the proliferation of weapons and terrorism. They did not listen to us and intervened. They killed [Muammar] Gaddafi and today there is no state in Libya, and weapons and the terrorist threat are proliferating,” he said….