ISLAM HAS NO TIES TO TERRORISM
[Parvez Ahmed is chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.]
Five years into President Bush’s declaration of the “global war on terrorism,” the latest State Department report shows a 25 percent increase in worldwide terrorist attacks over the previous year. Terrorism is an abominable tactics, not an ideology. Thus declaring “war” against it, while politically expeditious, is in reality temerarious, as it only attacks the symptom without addressing the cause.