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I strongly recommend that you read this "Culture and Conflict", by Prof. Philip Salzman. It will help you stop repeating your errors about Terrorism and Islam.

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Submitted by Robin Rosenblatt (United States), Aug 27, 2016 at 00:42

Shalom,

I strongly recommend that you read this "Culture and Conflict", by Prof. Philip Salzman...
It is the first study of Arab cultural structure in the Middle East and Mediterranean area in 70 years. An Egyptian anthropologist, around 1900, did the first study.

This study shows Arab Culture as a tribal cultural from top to bottom. Each extended family has their own tribal structure that is in continually in conflict with every other tribal family, to acquire more power in order to move up the social ladder, i.e. the Arab Spring. There are no cultural limits on violence in Arab culture. Families maintain a balance of power based on violence or the threat of violence. When one family becomes weak another moves up to take its place. All Arab nations are lead by a family tribal leader.

Syria has many extended tribal family groups fighting each other trying to acquire more power and move up the social structure. Until one of them damages or destroys all the others, in order get complete control, the conflict will continue, i.e. the Arab Spring.
This social structure is at least 1400 years old. It has internal defense mechanisms that defend Arab culture rejecting everything from Western Culture. Western culture values threaten the authority and structure of Arab culture. Western democracies cannot assume they can democratize Arab culture because they reject everything western. ...

Respectful yours,

Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc. Animal science, former Israeli soldier and past anti terrorist agent
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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have not just read Salzman's book but wrote a very favorable article about it: http://www.danielpipes.org/5412/the-middle-easts-tribal-affliction

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