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  •  Al-Arabiyah's General Manager's recent editorial (none)
    The Beslan atrocity prompted some prominent people in the Arab media to speak out against the actions by terrorists that damage the image of Islam. One of these voices was the manager of Al-Arabiyah.

    "Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture," Abdulrahman al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television wrote in his daily column published in the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. It ran under the headline, "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims!"

    Al-Rashed ran through a list of recent attacks by Islamic extremist groups - in Russia, Iraq, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen - many of which are influenced by the ideology of Osama Bin Laden, the Saudi-born leader of the al-Qaida terror network.

    "Most perpetrators of suicide operations in buses, schools and residential buildings around the world for the past 10 years have been Muslims," he wrote. Muslims will be unable to cleanse their image unless "we admit the scandalous facts," rather than offer condemnations or justifications.

    "The picture is humiliating, painful and harsh for all of us," al-Rashed wrote.

    Political skill in the absence of statesmanship is the first act of a tragedy. - Garrison Keillor

    by bumblebums on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 07:19:32 AM PDT

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    •  The problem with this (none)
      is I'll bet a lot of Muslims in Iraq view Americans as terrorists at this point.

      I am a catastrophic success!

      by lapin on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 02:24:38 PM PDT

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