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Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle

Submitted by DN (United States), Aug 8, 2006 at 22:58

Mister Pipes,

I follow your columns and generally agree with your conclusions. However, I fail to see how this is a case of terrorism. According to his own words, Mr. Haq was agitated for political, not religious reasons - the Middle east conflict and the war in Iraq. There was no terrorist organization behind him - from what is coming out on this story, it does look like he was acting on his own.

Can you briefly elaborate on your statement that "law enforcement has, as is its wont, ignored what is self-evidently a case of radical Islamic terrorism"? What led you to the conclusion that this is terrorism?

Regards,
DN

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, see "Hinrichs Case: Law Enforcement Asks the Wrong Question."

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