Monday, September 01, 2008

Religion of peace, illustrated

Members of Jaysh al-Ummah pray before training in the Gaza Strip August 29, 2008. Jaysh al-Ummah, or the Army of the Nation, is a Palestinian Islamist group modelled on the ideology of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda. It is training for battle with Israel, according to the group's leader Abu Hafss. Picture taken August 29, 2008.
REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)

One might complain that it is unfair to paint all Muslims with such a broad brush, but one would also be hard pressed to find any Muslims who are angered enough by this picture (or others like it) to write an article or letter to the editor or blog post about how this is an affront to Islam.