Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Clash Of Civilisations explained

By Jonathan Last at The Philadelphia Inquirer

In November 1979, Islamic terrorists took control of the Great Mosque in Mecca. In Islamabad, a Muslim mob was outraged. The response was to attack and burn - the U.S. Embassy.

Even Michael Moore would find it hard to pin that one on Bush.

"It is not the world against Iraq. It is the West against Islam," wrote Safar Al-Hawali, dean of Islamic Studies at Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca. This last quote, however, is not from 2003 - it is from 1990, and Hawali was speaking about the first Gulf War.

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