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Thursday, May 15, 2003

Finally, a voice from the Arab world condemning the "deadly fanaticism" of terrorism. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan, columnist for the Saudi daily Al Watan and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, was in Riyadh when the bombing occurred. He writes in today's New York Times that "we Saudis must acknowledge that our real enemy is religious fanaticism. We have to stop talking about the need for reform and actually start it, particularly in education."