May 22, 2007

Israel's UN Ambassador: Moderate Muslims Not Doing Enough to Curtail Terrorism

From Israel's UN Ambassador: Moderate Muslims Not Doing Enough to Curtail Terrorism:

Israel's UN ambassador on Monday accused moderate Muslim and Arab leaders of standing by in "eerie silence" while Islamic extremists terrorize people around the world. "We live in a world where when Christians kill Muslims, it's a crusade. When Jews kill Muslims, it's a massacre. When Muslims kill Muslims, it's the weather channel. Nobody cares," Ambassador Dan Gillerman said in New York. He cited recent incidents in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Kenya, Jordan, Turkey, Algeria and Morocco. "Hundreds of Muslims are killed by Muslims and you don't see a single Muslim leader that stands up and says enough is enough."

Gillerman commended moderate Arab leaders for their work on the Saudi peace initiative. He said that although Israel would not accept the plan without amendments, he believed that moderate Arab leaders had reorganized their priorities in the region, focusing less on Israel and more on Iran and its nuclear ambitions.