The atrocity that occurred on the streets of Mumbai will unfortunately add to the pressures that ordinary Muslims around the world must face in this age of the global "war on terrorism." There will be those who will point to the attacks as "proof" that Islam is part and parcel with intolerance and barbarity. Muslims will again be forced to correct the ignorance that assumes the worst about Islam by ignoring a simple truth: that no religion in the world would condone such acts of depravity, least of all Islam.Well well, brothers... Hollow words, I fear. I would have felt relief if the terrorists in Mumbai had been Hindu's, buddhists, sikhs, atheists, communists. But guess what. When the attacks began, we all knew immediately: Muslim extremists.
Indeed, to say that Islam is behind this, would be unfair. But it is more than fair to say: an important sect of Islam is behind it. Wahhabi. Salafi. What term shall we use?