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Q: Islamic World's response to 9/11 ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Islamic World's response to 9/11
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: mikedr-ga
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Posted: 20 Oct 2002 12:33 PDT
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Can you direct me to research on the Islamic world's response to 9/11?
By "response" I mean "what have leaders said and done re 9/11?" This
would include statements and actions by religious and political
leaders in Islamic and Western countries.
Subject: Re: Islamic World's response to 9/11
Answered By: willie-ga on 21 Oct 2002 10:08 PDT

There are many such sites on the web. If you use the Google searches
below you'll find many more, but here are some of the better ones I
came across


Islamic Responses to the Sept. 11 Attack 
( )

This site, collated by Tim Lubin of Washington and Lee University
says: "(These sites are...) meant to represent the full range of
positions on these issues.  They were selected for being clear and
(more or less) temperately expressed, or as likely to help readers
understand the views of Muslims and other interested parties"

It contains:
- statements by U.S. Muslim groups condemning the attacks, and general
information on Islam
- public responses of Islamic organizations, leaders, scholars,  and
news media
- Afghani Perspectives
- and background information on Islamic militancy, Pan-Islamism, and


The Islamic Response to Terrorism and War
( )

This is a large site, with a very much pro-Islam slant. It contains
details of Islamic Leaders press releases post 9/11 , and texts from
some Western reporters, including John Pilger, which are broadly in
support of Islam.

It also includes block quotes from the purported statements of Osama
Bin Laden after the bombings.


"US Attacks a Terrible Crime in Islam"
( )

A long article by The Chief Justice of the Supreme Judiciary Council
of Saudi Arabia who says: "The deadly attacks in the United States are
a "terrible crime" which Islam does not accept and no one should
applaud them."


Attacks are an "injustice, oppression and tyranny" 
( )

An article by The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia in which he says:
"....plane hijackings and taking people hostage or killing innocent
people, without a just cause, this is nothing but a manifestation of
injustice, oppression and tyranny, which the Islamic Shari'ah does not
sanction or accept, rather it is expressly forbidden and it is amongst
the greatest of sins."


( )

A summary of how a normal muslim was likely to react.


The Islam Guide
This is a large resource for general information on Islam and has a
section on the 9/11 bombings and Islamic resses


Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Condemns Attacks Against Civilians: Forbidden
in Islam
( )

An article in which renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
denounced the attacks against civilians in the U.S. and encouraged
Muslims to donate blood to the victims of the attack.


The Koran says: "Whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for
corruption done in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind
entirely. And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind
entirely" [Qur'an 5:32]

Hope that all helps.

You'll find more at the Google links below


Google search terms used 
"9/11" "Islamic response"
"9/11" "muslim response"
"9/11" "Islamic response" USA
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