Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Daily Star - Opinion Articles - Let's admit to a growing Islamist problem: "If the parliamentary majority is really worried about Syria's effort to wreak havoc in Lebanon, then, instead of concealing the presence of extreme Sunni Islamist groups, it must address the issue openly. These groups are no less dangerous to social peace than are Syria's agents, and the two will collaborate if they haven't already done so. Lebanon's mainstream Sunni representatives saw their endeavor backfire on Sunday. Unless they admit to the reality of religious extremism, we should expect more destruction, and maybe worse, down the road."