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Foreign Affairs: Who Needs Islamic Fundamentalism?

Foreign Affairs: Who Needs Islamic Fundamentalism?
And with true love and brotherhood,\r\nEach other now embrace.\r\nThis holy tide of Christmas,\r\nAll others doth deface.\r\nO tidings of comfort and joy.\r\nComfort and joy.\r\nO tidings of comfort and joy.\r\nTom Piatak writes from Cleveland, Ohio.\r\nFOREIGN AFFAIRS\r\nWho Needs Islamic\r\nFundamentalism?\r\nby Andrei ISavrozov\r\nAfter almost a century of dealing with\r\ninternational terrorism—since communism,\r\nin practice as well as in theory,\r\nis hardly anything more complex than\r\nterrorism on a global scale —Western\r\ndemocracies should have caught on to\r\nthe fact that all social movements, particularly\r\nthose perceived as spontaneous,\r\nare invariably organized, manipulated,\r\nand directed by those whose interests\r\nthey ultimately serve. Do ordinar}- middle-\r\nclass Americans really get out of bed\r\none day with the idea of sending money\r\nto arm the IRA? Do English roses call on\r\ntheir local ironmongers before chaining\r\nthemselves to railings at nuclear installations?\r\nDo timid Chinese students use\r\ntheir life savings to hire buses and megaphones\r\nfor a protest in I'iananmen\r\nScjuare?\r\nThus the West ought to have awakened\r\nto the uneasy realization that blaming\r\nIslamic fundamentalism for the attack\r\non Manhattan and Washington,\r\nD.C., is like accusing a gun of murder.\r\nThe fierce and determined faces of the\r\nkillers, defying posterity in the news\r\npages, are the faces of history's fall guys,\r\nclueless patsies whose...

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