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They are confused.
BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - President Bush praised the world's most populous Muslim nation on Wednesday for its support in the war on terror and said Islamic terrorists defiled one of the great faiths.
Bush, speaking against the backdrop of a palm-fringed beach and turquoise sea, expressed his gratitude after meeting President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Indonesian Muslim leaders critical of U.S. policies on the Middle East.
``We know that Islam is fully compatible with liberty and tolerance and progress because we see the proof in your country and in our own,'' Bush told a news conference on an island where Muslim militants killed scores in nightclub bomb attacks last year.
``Terrorists who claim Islam as their inspiration defile one of the world's greatest faiths. Murder has no place in any religious tradition. It must find no home in Indonesia.''
U.S. officials said Bush wanted to correct what he felt was a misconception that the war on terror was a war against Islam.
What can we do now to find a solution to the growing tensions between the west and the offended Muslim nations?
But I think BushCo IS using the religion of Islam to gain support for this administration's agenda; Using the media to paint Muslims to be crazy jihadists with terrorism in their hearts and souls, while speaking publicly about how we respect all religions. Bah! I personally think BushCo is using Islam to get what they want as much as they're using Christianity to get what they want.
Islam is making itself known as the true religion it is.
They are only doing what the Moslem religion teaches,
so is it a fact that you are suddenly scared and have no one esle to blame and are going back to your stand by, BUsh? Won't work here
As far as I am concerned, we should mobilize troops to any embassy where this occurs, and show them we will not stand for it with a show of force.
Christians, Moslems and Jews have been fighting since the "inception of Islam". This is a fact.
If there are riots over cartoons and t-shirts, what will happen when the first laser guided bomb hits a bunker dropped from an Israeli f-16. You may see bloodshed in the streets of cities all over the world. And if you think it can't happen, turn on the TV.
if Westerners continue to offend the Muslim cultures it may grow from mass global protests to mass global conflicts
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I suspect their anger is more about their inability to control the rest of the world, or the "West".
Be careful; your 401(k) is about to be messed with. Next might be your cable TV, and then you'll be forced to act!