The attacks in London

This brouhaha over PMU has been a bit of a distraction from more important things, such as the savage attacks in London. 

One can only shake one’s head and pray for the victims of this butchery.  May Allah grant them peace and forgive their sins.

I also pray that this terror does not play into the hands of those on both sides who strive to keep the Muslim world and the West in a state of ever escalating conflict.  (Jim Lobe writes in IPS that this tragedy is already being exploited by rightwingers in the US to justify staying the course in Iraq and elsewhere.)