As we all now know, the horrible killing of British soldier Lee Rigby has taken the debate concerning the place and role of Muslim community within mainstream society in different directions. One of the points that were voiced was whether Muslims should apologize for the crime committed in the name of their faith, or they should not. In my view, that is not the question. Apology will not take the real problem away. It merely hides it under a carpet that needs to be truly shaken. Without great courage, back home, to stand up and face the powers that are trying hard to pull Islam and Muslims back to the past and stop the Muslim world from being part of the modern world, there will be no moving ahead.
Will there be any action?
Regardless of the heated debate that follows any act of terror, the more important question is what follows, will there be any action to tackle extremismBakir Oweida