Ikke et sammenstøt mellom sivilisasjoner, men et oppgjør innen islam. Det er bare muslimer som kan endre den måten islam betraktes på, ved å fremme toleranse, demokrati og menneskerettigheter.
Daniel Pipes gir den amerikanske 9/11-kommisjonen ros for endelig å ha hengt bjella på katten.
“Finally, an official body of the American government has come out and said what needs to be said: that the enemy is “Islamist terrorism…not just ‘terrorism‚’ some generic evil.”
For første gang (!) har også Bush fått orden på begrepene.
“Significantly, the same day that the 9/11 report was published, July 22, President Bush for the first time used the term “Islamic militants” in a speech, bringing him closer than ever before to pointing to the Islamist threat.”
Kommisjonen har flere viktige erkjennelser i sin rapport:
“In contrast to those analysts who wishfully dismiss the Islamists as a few fanatics, the 9/11 commission acknowledges their true importance, noting that Osama bin Laden’s message “has attracted active support from thousands of disaffected young Muslims and resonates powerfully with a far larger number who do not actively support his methods.“The Islamist outlook represents not a hijacking of Islam, as is often but wrongly claimed; rather it emerges from a “long tradition of extreme intolerance” within Islam, one going back centuries and in recent times associated with Wahhabism, the Muslim Brethren, and the Egyptian writer Sayyid Qutb.”