Friday, May 14, 2004


One of NZPundit's commentators asks:

Once again I ask where are the voices from the Muslim world decrying the actions of these imbeciles as an insult to Allah?

The murder of Nick Berg has attracted widespread condemnation in the Islamic world, on exactly those grounds. Scholars, religious and political leaders, even groups normally hostile to the US (such as the Iraqi Board of Muslim Clergy and Hizbollah) have condemned it; "forbidden by Islam", "rejected by Islam", and "absolutely wrong" are just some of the opinions expressed.

If NZPundit's commentators aren't aware of this, it says more about their narrow media-reading habits than about feeling in the Islamic world.