posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 12:25 PM
I'm glad some people in the Arab world have realized what many of us here on ATS and elsewhere have been saying for a long time.
People like him do make the Muslim religion look bad.
Now, we must all understand that it's pretty obvious that the Muslim religion does not encourage behavior like beheading innocent people, or shooting
civilians etc. I know that, you that, and most intelligent people know that.
However, it's the way that these militants do things that causes problems. Over and over again, as they're committing one of these disgraceful acts
like beheadings, they bring religion into it. They make it look like they are acting in the name of god. Every sentence bin Laden uses for example
has thank god, or by the grace of god, or god willing in it.
So Muslims have to understand that it is detrimental to their religion to have people like Zarqawi making claims like that. The same way no
Protestant would come out and say yes the KKK represents what I believe in, so too must the Muslims of the world come out strongly and united and say
that these people don't represent them.
I'm not advocating killing Zarqawi because I think he should face justice the right way for the sake of the people he killed, but I think it's
absolutely wonderful that some Arabs are realizing the necessity for a distancing from the extremists.