Nicole Pope wrote a powerful article about the meeting of international Islamic scholars I attended in Istanbul last week (see my earlier post on the meeting here and the conference resolution here). The role of Islamic scholars in trying to stop both war-related and domestic violence in Afghanistan by undermining its religious justification is noteworthy. We read in the media mostly about Islam being associated with violence, and voices are raised asking where are the Muslims promoting peace. Well, here they are, powerfully raising their voices. The media should not remain silent.