The Events of 9/11 and Islam, the Taliban, and Bin Laden
Thirty-seven linked articles (arranged in the following categories) that contribute to understanding the tragedy:
Muslim and Arab
Responses to 9/11
and Islamic Criticism
Khatami (and presidential candidate in 2009) of Iran
Calls for the Rescue of Religious Discourse from
Terrorists at a panel of American interfaith religious leaders
convened by the World Conference on Religion and Peace at the
Cathedral of St. John
the Divine in New York, November 13, 2001. (Fixed 24 February 2009.)
American Muslims Respond to the Terrorist Attack: numerous statements of Muslims compiled by the United States Information Agency (USIA).
The Making of Afghanistan Excellent detailed modern history from the Communist period until today published in the New York Review of Books by Pankaj Mishra.
Prominent Afghan Mullah Declares that Mullah Omar is the Defender of Killers (link fixed 20 August, 2005) December 9, 2001.
Muslims Around the World Oppose the Taliban: a number of linked articles at Islamfortoday.com.
Songwriting, The Taliban, and Being a Muslim: A conversation with British Muslim Rock Musician, Richard Thompson. (Fixed, April 6, 2007)
Bin Laden's Violence is Heresy Against Islam by the British Muslim scholar, 'Abd al-Hakim Murad.
Leading Canadian Muslim Scholars Reject Bin Laden's Claims of Jihad Against Americans (Link fixed, July 11, 2003)
Bin Laden distorting Islamic law, say experts, including Vice-President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Ingrid Mattson
Various Bin Laden Links compiled collectively by American scholars of Islam.
Where The Violence Comes From, by Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun, a prominent socially and spiritually conscious Jewish periodical (link fixed 26 February 2006).
Catholic Bishops and Muslim Leaders Issue Joint Statement on Terrorism by US Conference of Catholic Bishops and leaders of major American Muslim organizations: AMC, ICNA, ISNA, MAS (link fixed 26 February 2006).
Website of American Scholars of Islam on WTC Bombing, Terrorism, and Afghanistan
True Jihad After The Tragedy: A Peace Jihad, by Professor Bruce Lawrence, Duke University.
Scholars Assert that the Qur'an is a Book of Peace--An article in National Geographic Today
The University of Georgia Responds to the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 and to the Crisis in Afghanistan.
Religion is Not the Enemy: Don't Look at Bin Laden and See Islam by Catholic professor of Islamic Law, David Forte, whose writings have influenced various speeches of President Bush.
Seeking Moderation: Giving the Wahhabis too Much Credit by the journalist Stephen Schwartz, partly refutes Forte's article and asserts that Wahhabi Islam spawns terrorism.
One Hundred Questions and Answers About Arab Americans: A Journalist's Guide, by the Detroit Free Press.
Combat Terrorism with More Democracy and Less Poverty (link fixed 20 August, 2005) asserts Secretary of State Colin Powell at the UN.