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Moroccan Columnist Criticizes Islamists Who Denounce Terrorism Against Muslims But Not All Terrorist Acts

ICC NOTE: The reason why this article is posted is to further show the hypocrisy of Islamic views on violence. The lives of so called “infidels” and the lives of those who follow Allah should both be considered sacred and equal. Violent actions towards one group of people are condoned by Islamists, yet condemned when it happens to be Muslims is such a double standard in this culture and it is good that journalists take notice.

4/06/07 Morocco For the full article (MEMRI) In an opinion piece in the Moroccan daily Aujourd’hui Le Maroc, columnist Omar Dahbi criticizes Islamists who condemn terror attacks against Muslims, but not terrorism as such.

Are They Condemning the Act Itself or the Targeting of Muslims?

“…When an Islamist leader or Imam condemn ‘the terrorist act that targets the lives of Muslims,’ this poses a real problem. What are they condemning, the act itself or the fact that it targeted Muslims? When they invoke hadiths that attest to the sanctity of ‘Muslim blood’ in their arguments, does this not legitimize, at the same time, the killing of ‘infidels’?

“When one salutes, in certain media venues, the courage and heroism of Hamas suicide bombers while accusing those who have chosen the path of peace and dialogue of ‘betraying the ummah and Islam,’ does not one launch a thinly disguised appeal to young Moroccans to go down the same path?

“The fact that the suicide bomber at Sidi Moumen, Abdelfettah Raydi, wandered the streets of Casablanca for four days strapped with an explosives belt looking for a place to blow himself up – does this not say something to those who present the suicide bombers of Hamas as heroes?”