“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fatwa news

One interesting thing about some of the training I've been able to attend lately is that it has been very open about the dangers of radical Islam and terrorism. Avoiding the politically correct stuff and all that, just discussing the groups involved worldwide and the connections.

It has also been good about recognizing and discussing that the actions of these fanatics are not the beliefs of all Muslims; and of the growing dissatisfaction with such things in the Muslim world.

A great example of this was shown this week with a Fatwa issued by one of the Pakistani clerics - who completely condemned terrorism in all forms, and stating publicly that those preaching such were themselves evil.

Let us hope the rest of the world eagerly supports men like this in these troubling times.

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