Impressions, views, and steam-blowing by a lonesome cowboy.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

"We Muslims have work to do"

Obvious to some but not most. Thus worth repeating.

We [muslims] keep assuring ourselves and others that Muslims who violate Islam are a minuscule minority, yet we fail to hold this minority accountable in public.
[Emphasis in bold mine]

BINGO, one of the better lines in this piece, in the Toronto Sun.

We Muslims have work to do (By Salim Mansur)

Muslim Canadians, as Muslims elsewhere in Western societies, have felt increasingly besieged for some time now, both from outside their community and from within.

This sense of isolation, of being misrepresented and misunderstood, will inevitably deepen as the full story unfolds of the arrests of 17 Toronto-area Muslims on terrorism charges.

But whose fault is this? Let us, Muslims, be brutally honest.

We have inherited a culture of denial, of too often refusing to acknowledge our own responsibility for the widespread malaise that has left most of the Arab-Muslim countries in economic, political and social disrepair.



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