Sunday, July 04, 2004

Some eye-opening stuff

(via Nihil Obstat)
In the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television on 14 February 2003, Osama Bin Laden said: "The interests of Muslims coincide with the interests of the socialists in the war against the crusaders." After the bomb attack in Spain (14 March 2004), these words seemed almost prophetic.
a similar relationship exists in the philippines. the NPA has often called for a tactical alliance between them and the MILF, and i think this has actually taken place since i've heard some reports that npa rebels in mindanao already have access to rocket-propelled grenades, which are often associated with the muslim group. leftist groups in manila have also aligned themselves to the cause of "oppressed" muslims and the groups that represent them. they, after all, have a common enemy, it shouldn't be such a big surprise.

but here's another quote that i should highlight:
WRM: Is there a community of moderate Muslims in the Middle East that can help fight anti-Americanism?

MIG: They needn't fight anti-Americanism because they are fighting it by their way of life. Many of them appreciate the American movies or fashion. Even in Lebanon, several activists of Hamas go to MacDonald’s to eat.

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