When the Twin Towers were hit with a tragedy beyond the scale of anything I had ever known, I was shocked and afraid of this ‘Islam Extremist’ move.
However I think we have made societal progress. There are so many wonderful humanitarian examples of the muslim faith and islamic community.
Whilst we were in Afghanistan, the advocacy to break up Islamophobia has enabled such a positive move of moderate Muslims to carry out their values within the traditional British cultures and beliefs without any trouble.
Yes we are in Kabul making no progress.
But also I hope you will join with me in agreement that the muslim community in the world also rejects this extremism within some sects of society.
As a Christian I have sometimes seen some more extreme views held within edges of the faith community which desired a more literal interpretation of the bible or ancient texts.
The Sharia law has some aspects which when toned down can be incorporated or discussed within society. And I hope most people will reject the harmful and even evil parts of a world view which has become distorted.
Let’s do what we can to moderate those influences in the world which might seek to bring us down to a less than human race.