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Submitted by Jutlya Koniska (United Kingdom), Aug 7, 2005 at 06:12

Do you have any more conclusive quotations than the ones you use in the article there? I don't think it requires 'monumental denial' to find that not one single one of those quotes directly states that the current terrorist attacks are undertaken as a means of introducing a world-wide Umma. On the contrary - the statements we have from Al Qaeda all identify the political aim of removing western influence from Arab Islamic states as their motivation. I think it is dangerous to say that because a terrorist is a Muslim, his political aims must be identical to religious ones. This same logic would lead one to believe that Christians who bomb abortion clinics are doing so in order to make the whole world Christian. After all, Christianity is a proselytising religion, so mustn't every act of a Christian be directed to that aim...? Maybe not...
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