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Which Has More Islamist Terrorism, Europe or America?

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Submitted by Taylor (United States), Jul 2, 2008 at 19:17

This is an excellent piece of work by Daniel Pipes, completely turning the premise and conclusion on their heads.

Regarding the conclusion that "factors that cause militant Islam to decline or flourish appear to have more to do with issues of identity than with economics. Whoever accepts the Islamist (or communist or fascist) worldview, whether rich or poor, young or old, male or female, also accepts the ideological infrastructure that potentially leads to violence, including terrorism." --I would like to read more on theories concerning what it is, then, that influences people to accept the Islamist worldview.


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