Islamic Reaction

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Robert Siegel turns to news editors from predominantly Islamic nations for their reaction to the strong language towards the Taliban from President Bush. From Saudi Arabia, Khaled Al-Maeena, editor in chief of Arab News, thinks the speech was mostly for American audiences. He wants to see more evidence against Bin Laden before military action takes place. In Lahore, Pakistan, Najam Sethi, editor of The Friday Times, says Mr. Bush's statement that "This is not war against Islam" will go down well with his readers. But he says Mr. Bush failed to fully answer the question "Why do they hate the U.S.?" (4:15) See these publications online at and



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