From the Economist, which is surprisingly candid:
or at least modern reinterpretations of it, is at the core of someof the Arabs’ deep troubles. The faith’s claim, promoted by many of its leading lights, to combine spiritual and earthly authority, with no separation of mosque and state, has stunted the development of independent political institutions. A militant minority ofMuslims are caught up in a search for legitimacy through ever more fanatical interpretations of the Koran.
Unfortunately for the
Economist comical misunderstander of Islam who wrote this, the Koran cannot be interpreted, it has to be taken straight up, undiluted. And those who blather on about a “militant minority” of Muslims have no ideological Â leg to stand on. When it comes to doctrine, the jihadists have the scriptures on their side. One would think that this is slowly sinking in, but its not. We are still far from it.
“If America attacks Iraq every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs.” “If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target.” Jihad Watch posted these threats on June 27. (The modus operandi remains the same, nothing has changed. Every westerner is a target. If they can’t get hold of any, they murder the Christians that remain in Muslim occupied lands)