Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Imam Zaid Shakir
"We as Muslims must stand and assume full responsibility for our shortcomings and failures. We have failed to learn the lessons of history. We have failed to develop our tremendous human and material resources. We have scarcely begun to break down the barriers of sectarianism, partisanship, nationalism and ethno-centrism, which divide and weaken us. Addressing these issues is well within our ability. Our failure to do so demonstrates a lack of will, resolve and vision on our part first and foremost and cannot be attributed to the Zionist, America, the UN or anyone else".