Christian Science Monitor on jihad murder of ambassador: "Muslims must assert their faith's teachings of peace and mercy as the
How many hundreds, thousands, of articles have we seen since 9/11, calling upon the peaceful, moderate Muslims to stand up and show themselves and act decisively and effectively against the jihadis? And how many peaceful, moderate Muslims have stood up and shown themselves and acted decisively and effectively against the jihadis?
"Islam's answer to the killing of US envoys in Libya," an unsigned editorial in the Christian Science Monitor, September 12:
The killing of US diplomats in Libya is seen as zealous revenge for the blasphemy of a film against Islam. Muslims must assert their faith's teachings of peace and mercy as the answer to such hate.
Protesters demonstrate against the demolition of a Sufi mosque by ultra-conservative Salafis in Tripoli, Libya, August 26. Attackers bulldozed a mosque containing Sufi Muslim graves in Tripoli in what appeared to be Libya's most blatant sectarian attack since the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. The placard reads: "Islam respects the nonMuslim's grave, so how about the Muslim's?"
The people who killed US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats in Libya on Tuesday may have believed that violent revenge for blasphemy is a useful way to promote Islam.
It isn’t. And most Muslims who see Islam as a religion of peace know that. (...)