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Sep 29, 2001 Beliefs: Scholars Are Challenged to Influence Change Without Compromising

QUOTE: Are there Muslim thinkers and scholars immersed in their faith, sensitive to the frustrations and resentments of the Muslim world, and yet appreciative of Western liberties not as an affront but as a stimulus to re-examine the riches of Islam and determine what can and cannot be affirmed with full religious integrity?

New York Times
Sep 28, 2001 Friends Like These: Why Did So Many of the Sept. 11 Hijackers Have Ties to Saudi Arabia? Why Can't the U.S. Use Saudi Bases to Fight the War On Terrorism? What Americans Don't Know About Their

QUOTE: The 'rogue states' [Iraq, Libya, etc.] are less important in the radicalization of Islam than Saudi Arabia. Why hasn't America raised that red flag?

Sep 24, 2001 The Mideast is Also Changed

QUOTE: The secular elites among the Palestinians and other Arabs, as well as the political moderates and the middle classes, have too often allowed anger, fear and a sense of helplessness to mute their protest against the horrific suicide bombings that have killed innocent civilians...

New York Times
Sep 23, 2001 Who Hates the U.S.? Who Loves It?

QUOTE: The most devastating terrorist act in American history coincides with a deep sense of ambivalence about the United States throughout the Muslim world (and not only there). Admiration and envy commingle with resentment and outright hatred. Political extremists masterfully play on these emotions, leaving some weak and undemocratic governments like Egypt's feeling powerless to control them.

New York Times
Sep 23, 2001 Investigators Identify 4 to 5 Groups Linked to Bin Laden Operating in U.S.: No Connection Found Between 'Cell' Members and 19 Hijackers, Officials Say

QUOTE: Four to five al Qaeda groups have operated in the United States for the last several years....The FBI has not made any arrests because the group members entered the country legally in recent years and have not been involved in illegal activities...

Washington Post
Sep 14, 2001 Struggling Against Fanaticism

QUOTE: ...the battle between fanatics for whom the end -- any end, be it religious, nationalistic or ideological -- sanctifies the means, and the rest of us who ascribe sanctity to life itself.

New York Times
Sep 12, 2001 The War with Jihadistan

QUOTE: ...a force that despises all notions save its own, and is prepared to kill and destroy for the sake of killing and destroying. In this sense, Jihadistan has far less to do with Islam than with nihilism.

Washington Times
Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'


QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...

Washington Law & Politics

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