Monday, November 19, 2007

"A few bad apples"

How many times have you heard this expression"a few bad apples"it the term that the bush administration uses whenever the atrocities committed by its forces in either Iraq or Afghanistan is exposed to the public.The term indicates that no matter how many Iraqis are tortured in Abu gharib, or how many Afghanis are killed in bagram air base, or how many "detainees" are abused in guantanamo bay, the torturers and the murderers are simply "a few bad apples".In other words, every case of torture or murder is done by individuals don't represent the us as a whole.Well, using the same logic, wouldn't be appropriate to say that the members of alqaeda are just "a few bad people" who don't represent Islam or Muslims in general?