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FLETCHER: Paris, Terror and the Forgotten

I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. I told her that they were — and are — not silent at all. In fact, there were immediately statements of condemnation of these attacks from a wide range of organizations and religious leaders in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, ranging from the Free Syrian Army to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation denounced the heinous attacks. My relative then asked me, why had she and so many other people not heard word-one about this?