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Submitted by Wayne Snider (United States), Dec 3, 2006 at 09:30

A muslim group in the Gaza Strip has warned women that they will be targeted if they do not wear hijab. They threw acid on the face of one girl. Some other muslims tell us that "this is not Islam".

Well, words are cheap. Since almost everyone in the Gaza Strip is muslim, we would expect this peaceful majority to be up in arms and quick to put these supposedly non-Islamic thugs in jail. If the majority of muslims do not stand up for Islam and lead the fight against the thugs, they shouldn't blame others for assuming they're complicit. I don't see muslim countries leading the fight against terrorism.

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