It’s difficult for me to imagine on what basis the murderers who carry out such outrages believe that they’re acting in accordance with Islam. But I suspect that that’s precisely what they believe.
The rest of the Muslim world — and certainly the Muslim community in America and the West — needs to speak out, loudly and clearly, against such belief and such acts. Their condemnation needs to become a roar of outrage.
It’s not only the lives of Christians that are at stake. The future of Islam itself is in the balance.