Oct 13, 2001 06:53 AM
by Monica Suzuki
--- In theos-talk@y..., Nisk98114@a... wrote:
> By their silence, they give the world the impression that such
> actions are acceptable to people of their faith, rather than an
> evil which harms the world and insults the Islamic faith by
> claiming to be associated with it.
Not necessarily. By their silence, they leave them to their karmic
fate, in some cases. This is due to a wise assessment that they
can't change their brethren's stance no matter what they say.
Fanatics seldom change their course of action to a more constructive
Or, it could be that they're cowardly and don't want to incur further
retaliation upon themselves. This mentality is based on self-
preservation. Some of these countries are very poor and do not have
the means to defend themselves. Their distrust of Americans only
adds to the difficulty. Our past track record of leaving them to
fend for themselves after we've come in and done our damage speaks
When they realize America is in this for the long haul and will act
on humanitarian concerns by helping them rebuild after the war, this
will do much to build trust among the Arab countries.
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