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Friday, July 28, 2006

Devotion to true Islam will defeat terrorists

"Devotion to true Islam will defeat terrorists

Jul. 29, 2006 12:00 AM

When I was invited to tour the nation of Turkey for 10 days in June, I did not expect to find the answer to the problem of radical Islam. However, when my intercultural dialogue tour wrapped up in Istanbul at Topkapi Palace, I could clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Ever since 9/11, Americans have struggled trying to understand why Muslims from the other side of the planet would want to kill innocent women and children - all in the name of Allah.

Where on Earth, we wondered, did these people get the idea that God wants his children to kill innocent strangers, and that somehow suicide bombers would be rewarded in the afterlife? Can Islam, the second-largest religion in the world, be that insane?

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