Our movement is peaceful. We’re not, but our movement is.
Here’s a good juxtaposition which Allen Esterson pointed out to me:
“Our movement is peaceful,” he said. “The government too should stay calm. We’ve warned the government that if it ever tried to suppress us by force, thousands of students of madrassas will retaliate with suicide attacks.”
Peaceful indeed. Quaker-like. Peaceful as a pond on a windless afternoon in August.