[quote=NightRider]I believe *you *are missing something, not Mr Kofi Annan. There were numerous American Muslims speaking out against 9/11 in the press and on television. In Seattle, which is near where I live, there were numerous public actions taken by local Muslims to show solidarity with Americans against terrorism and to educate the public about Islam. Many Muslim academics all across the country have written letters and articles attempting to educate the American public about the true nature of Islam. Americans refuse to hear! I know numerous Muslims who condemn the terrorists and speak out as often as they can. There is a wealth of information for the American people if they are truly interested in *learning *about Islam and how American Muslims actually feel about terrorism. The problem is many Americans have no desire to learn anything that contradicts their misinformed *opinions. :banghead: *
What are the names of the American Muslim leaders who specifically condemned the 9/11 attack? Which ones specifically condemned Osama Bin Laden?
There were Muslims on the TV shows who condemned “all terrosism,” but refused to specifically condemn either the 9/11 attack or Osama Bin Laden. Ibrahim Hooper and Hassan Ibish come to mind. Their evasion and equivocation is a major reason why people distrust US Muslims. This was a huge PR fiasco.
Remember the 9/11 ceremony in Yankee Stadium? (I think it was Yankee Stadium.) There were leaders from all major US religions. There were American black Muslim representatives, but not a single Mid Eastern representative. This is strange since so many of the imams in US mosques are from the Mid East.
There is a great deal of information available on Islam, and most Americans don’t know anything about it. However, at a critical time the US Muslims blew their best chance to make their case.