Tuesday, July 03, 2007

British Muslims condemn terrorist attacks

The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the terrorist attacks over the last week, and added that it is the duty of all muslims to co-operate with the police. Other Islamic organisations have condemned terrorism and organised events to make clear that the people who tried to explode car bombs in London and Glasgow do not have the support of the Muslim Community.

I hope that before long the fact that most Muslims do not support terrorism will be seen as too obvious to be worth mentioning. But up to a year or so ago, terrorist attacks by people claiming to act in the name of Islam were often followed by calls to the British Muslim community to condemn the attacks and make clear that they did not have the support of mainstream Islam.

Credit where credit is due: those calls have been acted on.

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