No 50

10 December 2001

Arab Columnists On 11 SeptemberAftermath

(MEES Translations)

The following, by Egyptian columnist Salah Muntasir, was entitled WhatIf They Had Not Attacked America and published in the Kuwait daily al-Qabas on 8 November:

I often wonder what those whoplanned the attacks on New York and Washington and found fanatics who carriedthem out in the name of Islamic struggle and martyrdom were imagining. Forthose fanatics neglected the fact that martyrdom should be on the...