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Terrorism is in the eye of the beholder

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in response to reader comment: You are correct: Terrorism is not an ideology; and we're not convincingly at war with it.

Submitted by sara (United States), Nov 16, 2014 at 18:39

MIchael, good points, and I would add that the picture becomes more and more interesting (and difficult to follow). I saw the most ridiculous interactive map posted on Huffington Post last week which showed the 'relationships' by who hates and who loves who from amongst a broad array of groups and countries. i would wager that anyone clicking on it would come away more confused than before... That is partially due to the intricately illogical and transient loyalties among the tribal ME.

Plus, the latest ring toss is from UAE declaring its list of 83 as terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood, Union of Muslim scholars, and most notably, European Islamic groups and our US CAIR and MAS.... they just upped the ante for Qatar.

The logical follow here is the eventual overt confrontation between Qatar and KSA/UAE etc. It will be something to behold and will shake up global jihad more than anything else has thus far.

Submitting....

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