‘9/11 brought Americans closer to Islam’

From Here, a newspaper in Pakistan:

LAHORE: 9/11 has brought Americans closer to Islam, since the Americans started studying Islam after the bloody attacks and realised that Islam was a peaceful religion, said Walter Russell Mead on Saturday. The US foreign policy expert and Henry Kissinger Senior Fellow for the US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations was speaking at Jamia Ashrafia on ‘The Influence of Religion on the US Foreign Policy’. Osama was not a true leader of Islam and his acts were against the teachings of Islam, he said. Mead said as far as war on terror was concerned, the American Muslims were not a problem, but a solution, since they could act as a bridge between Islam and West. Answering a question regarding the US support for military regime, he said there was not true democracy in Pakistan and the United States wanted to see Pakistan a truly democratic Muslim state with better socio-economic conditions. Religion was never a controversial issue in the world and religious education was being given everywhere, including the US, Mead said. staff report

Comments

Fletcher said…
Was there an explanation of Islam being a peaceful religion?

Sure, there are many Muslims who are peaceful individuals (thank God!), but the claim that Islam itself is peaceful proves ignorance of Islam. Unfortunately, very few people realize this because they haven't taken the time to study it objectively.
Azooz said…
Hi,

There was nothing Islamic about 9/11 but it did indeed bring America closer to Islam and many Muslim and non-Muslim countries to, no thanks to Osama and his brainwashed thugs.


The revenge for 9/11 is now at 500 inocent dead Iraqis and Afghans to each 9/11 death.

4 million displaced Afghans and 4-5 million displaced Iraqis, and the calls for even more revenge keep going on from the White House crowd.


>>but the claim that Islam itself
>>is peaceful proves ignorance of
>>Islam.

Arabia had 3,500 years of constant and brutal internal wars before Islam. Study it objectively and see how those wars were stopped and we might all get some Peace on Earth.


Peace

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