What High-Schoolers Should Know About 9/11 - and Why by ProQuest


The objective, the terrorists tell us, is to "purify" the world of Islam. The main enemies are the Muslim governments that, in the view of these extremists, do not practice Islam the way these extremists imagine it was practiced in the seventh century, the founding era of Islam.Bin Laden and Zawahiri's "contribution" to radical Islamic thought was to see that in order to get at the "near enemy" (Muslim governments), they would have to target the "far enemy" (the United States). In fact, the radical Islamists find targets not just in New York City or Washington, D.C., but in London, Madrid, Mumbai, Jakarta and elsewhere. Ironically, it turns out that Muslims themselves are the most numerous victims of Muslim extremism.

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