They are neither mindless nor senseless, only a very different mind-set, with different sensibilities. Surprisingly, altruism emerges as a major factor in the complex set of causes behind the suicide attacks.
There is little evidence of deep-rooted anti-Semitism in the classical Islamic world. So what explains it in today's Arab world ? Surely it is not just the "Zionist lobby" at work to silence legitimate criticism of Israel, as the Arab media dismisses
Notwithstanding the clarifications that the pope meant no offense and, in fact, desired dialogue, in the eye of many Muslims his remarks only reinforced a false and biased view of Islam – not conducive to dialogue.