TITLE

"Bin Laden's Faith Is a Pretext for Violence"

PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy M. Tomlinson writes "significant numbers of Muslims in the world are expressing their religious zeal by waging a bloody jihad against anyone who is not with them." Lieutenant Commander Y. Aboul-Enein complains that "significant number" is misleading. But he fails to provide any hard data to discredit Tomlinson's claim. One would assume that the jihadists' fellow travelers, their morale and financial supporters, are greater in number than the actual warriors. While it is inconceivable that a huge percentage of Muslims oppose the U.S. and the West, even relatively small percentages of one billion make for a significant number of motivated enemies. It cannot be ignored, however, that terrorists, from the World Trade Center to the Philippines, were Muslim coreligionists.
ACCESSION #
10189761

 

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