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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday 2 October 2005

Bali ... again.

Just about eleven days before the third anniversary of the last attack on Bali, the island has again been hit by a terrorist outrage, apparently the work of an extremist Islamic group calling itself Jemaah Islamiah, the same group blamed for the earlier lethal attack.

Luckily not all Moslems are to be feared; I know that very well, having lived in numerous Arab countries where I always felt welcome and safe (or as safe as in other countries I have lived in). One such Moslem currently lives in the UK and he, for it is of course The Religious Policeman, has one of his best posts today about his reaction to the latest outrage in Bali - do go and read it. Like all his commentary the underlying points are deadly serious, but written with style and wit, a real necessity in troubled times such as this.

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