It is too soon to say where the growing alienation of American Muslims will lead, but it seems clear that the factors contributing to it will endure. U.S. foreign policy persists in dividing Muslim and Western societies, making it harder still for Americans to realize that there is a difference between their Muslim neighbor and the plotter in London or the kidnapper in Baghdad.
Geneive Abdo is the liaison for the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations and author of "Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11" (Oxford).
Washington Post, 25/08/2006
Dear Genevieve, so you want me to believe that?
That the so called Moderate American muslims are different from the terrorist plotter in London or the kidnapper in Baghdad and Gaza?
When the majority of Muslims all over the world support the Al Qaida and Hizbollah and other Islamic terrorist groups? And they even call them their brothers in arms?
Do you know that there is only a thin red line separating Islamic radicalism from Islamic terrorism as the serpent has a forked tongue but the same deadly venom?
The difference between Islamic radicalism and Islamic terrorism is the difference between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Who is fooling whom?