The answer as to why other forms of extremism don't get as much attention can be found in your own observation, reallybored
' i have to agree to one thing and that is for muslims, geographical boundaries dont count and its very true that we believe more in being one nation as muslims'
What is common to abueesa and Bin Laden? One is a UK born and trained psychiatrist- and Osama is A Saudi Arabian born terrorist. Yet he seems to have some sympathy for him, because of religion- and that is worrying.
BNP is an extremist party, no doubt- but how much support does it have in this country? It gets about 2 % of votes and has no members in the house of commons, Outside UK, it is almost unheard of. The chances of them weilding any influence, apart from being minor irritants from time time is negligible. And it is thanks to the secular democracy of this country that such fringe elements are kept at bay.
Shiv Sena is relevant mostly in one state in India- Maharashtra. It is a pity that they did come to power once in that state, but the voters have successfully booted them out in the last 3 elections. Nobody cares for them outside Maharashtra. And a Marathi guy, born and bred in UK or US, would not even have heard of them. That is the level of infuence they have.
Al Qaeda on the other hand has carried out terrorist activities all round the world, and if anybody on this forum sympathises with Bin Laden, and calls remarks against him as islamophobia, I would be worried. Surely Osama does not represent Islam, does he?
Why people get worried about abueesa's statements-?Because, he does not condemn osama- inspite of thoughtpolice asking him a few times. He clarified that Sunnis and Shias are all brothers, but did not extend that to non muslims. He makes statements like' We Muslims'- as if they are in some way superior to the rest.
I was born a Hindu- I have no hesitation in slamming Hindu extremist groups- anyday I will condemn VHP, Narendra Modi and his party, Shiv Sena in the strongest terms. Similarly I have no hesitation in condemning what America and the west have done in Vietnam, Iraq, and even Libya- where they have gone to war because of oil. Now let us see whether you, or abueesa can condemn Osama Bin Laden for the atrocities he committed against humanity (non muslims and muslims included), in the strongest terms. Let us see whether you can condemn atrocities in Darfur or comment on the plight of Bihari Muslims in Bangladesh.
reallybored, I find it amusing that u classify 9/11 and other terrorist activities in the west as terrorism against non muslims, and the attacks in Iraq and elsewhere as terrorism against Muslims- remember that even Muslims were killed in 9/11 or 7/7 or 26/11- but maybe in the big scheme of things they were not as important to you?