1.3 Billion Muslims are visibly angered. Their rage and
disquietude may be stoking fundamentalism and Terrorism. Now
there is a small window of opportunity for America and Israel
to help turn the disconcerting situation around.
While in Jerusalem
recently, President Bush made a historic statement asking
Israel to return to the pre-1967 boundaries and pay
compensation to Palestinians displaced by the country’s
creation in 1947.
If this is only PR
rhetoric to gain points and time then we may see continued
terrorism and instability around the world. But if the
well-meant urging is in earnest and duly heeded a wholesome
world order may ensue.
An English novelist
once said, “Let’s conserve a livable world. Let’s contemplate
existence.” It’s time to heed his advice.
By: Pervaiz Lodhie (email:
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