Eid Mubarak

On this day of Muslim unity, I wish for Muslims everywhere to unite against those who kill in the name of Islam, those who seek power through violence against other Muslims.  This is what Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other Islamist organizations do.  Yes, they execute high profile attacks against western targets, but overwhelmingly they attack their own people.  There are more than a billion Muslims on the planet.  Violent Islamists represent a tiny fraction of them.  Reject their philosophy of violence, both literal and figurative, against governments and secular institutions. Reject their perpetuation of ignorance, especially in their denial of education to women.  Come together as a people and make peace with yourselves and with the rest of the world.