Views January 2016 Thoroughly Modern Muslims By Scott P. Richert In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, much of the analysis focused on the possible motives of Islamic radicals, and almost all of it was prefaced with four simple words: “They hate us because . . . ” To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Scott P. Richert Scott P. Richert is editor at large for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and Publisher for Our Sunday Visitor.