The American media is convinced there is such an animal as, “the Muslim world.” And, in their interpretation of that entity, “all Muslims” agree on specific things in our normal daily lives. Fox News would have Americans believe that “Muslims are terrorists” and proof offered was the fact that only Muslims participated in the 9/11 attack. Of course, an American was the one who was responsible for the bombing in Oklahoma City, but that is a different thing– he wasn’t Muslim. Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq(ISI) issues a statement calling on Muslims to attack Christians and promised violence in order to send a message to Christianity they were were not wanted in the Middle East. Al-Qaeda specifically charged that two Coptic priests were holding their wives against their will because the women had converted to Islam.
In response to al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt issued its own statement to all Muslims. “The Muslim Brotherhood is saying to all , and primarily to Muslims, that the protection of holy places of all monotheistic religions is the mission of Muslims.” It denounced al-Qaeda for preaching hatred of Christians. Who believes the Muslim Brotherhood statement will ever be made known to viewers of Fox News?