The U.S. is about to make a disastrous blunder in its terrorism policies.
In recent months, a series of savage shootings has drawn attention to the dangers posed by far-right, or white-supremacist, terrorism. Commentators from across the political spectrum have demanded a robust response, and law enforcement agencies are clearly listening. In principle, such a focus on the terroristic far right is an excellent idea.
Philip Jenkins is is the author of Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.