"We Arabs Are Not Terrorists! ... The West Is the Terrorist!"
This article is an example of how people seek to excuse the murder of civilians in the name of Islam, which happens every day and has been going on since the beginning of Islam, by attempting to somehow equate that with certain actions the 'other' has undertaken.
We have the right to speak about this because we Arabs are not terrorists! Nor are we racists, but instead we are the owners of civilization and culture. We were even the first in history to create a civilization, for the Sumerian civilization was the first in history. Its influence still continues to this day, as does that of the Canaanites and ancient Egyptians, all of which are deep-rooted in our history. We are people who love freedom and culture, and not, as the West likes to describe us, the people with exploding butts, or just a bunch of angry mobs. Let us see what the West looks like when we discuss their colonial past, for it is more terrorist and bloody than either the Nazis or the Stalinists. It was the Western colonialists who destroyed entire civilizations and wiped out whole peoples, and killed and displaced millions! Throughout human history, none have committed more crimes on the rights of mankind than the West. The colonial West applied Machiavellian principles against the rights of the people whose land they occupied. For example, when France occupied Algeria, how many crimes did they commit, and how many of the peoples' rights did they violate? It is enough for us to say that Algeria became the land of a million martyrs due to the crimes committed there by the French occupation.
Since the discovery of America five centuries ago, this nation has perpetrated terrorism. No one can deny that America, the modern nation, has destroyed the civilization of the American Indians, America's original inhabitants. And what did these new immigrants do to the rights of those Indians, the owners of land, history, and culture? Nor can any intelligent person deny the modern American terrorism which was perpetrated over the past century on the rights of the people by American colonialism. For example... [Goes on at length to give several examples of supposed American atrocities, including military actions in Vietnam, Panama, and of course Iraq, and quotes from such highly-regarded scholars as Noam Chomsky.]
Donia al-Watan, Gaza, December 15, 2010, http://pulpit.alwatanvoice.com/articles/2010/12/15/216205.html.