Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, October 10, 2002

122 Muslim Organizations in Singapore signed a statement condemning terrorism.

In the biggest show of Muslim solidarity in recent times, 122 organisations, ranging from Quran-reading groups to travel agents, said they were compelled to come together as terrorist groups were using the religion to justify their activities.Islam does not permit the use of fear tactics and violence against innocent people, they said, adding that devoted Muslims are expected to be loyal to their countries.They pledged their commitment to becoming an 'integral part' of a multiracial, multicultural and multi-religious society, and to work towards enlarging the common space of all Singaporeans.

Muslims here have reacted with dismay to news of the Jemaah Islamiah arrests for terrorism-related activities here, in December last year and in August. They worried that the episodes would colour non-Muslims' view of Muslims.

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