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Anger Yes, Reason, No

Reader comment on item: Faisal Shahzad, Jihadi, Explains Terrorism

Submitted by Liz Wagner (United States), Jun 25, 2010 at 12:41

It's true, as Dr. Pipes says, that Muslims such as Faisal Shahzad are motivated by anger. Yet in the minds of these Muslims, no act of violence in the name of Allah or the Muslim community may be questioned or judged. Muslim anger over the Bush administration's foray into Iraq can be justified, but it is one example—one exception to the decades-old rule of unprovoked, expansionist Muslim violence against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Muslim anger and motivation must be recognized. But I think Muslim anger is simply an effective means of disguising a common motivation: Muslim aggression and expansionism against the West.

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