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Arming Ourselves Against Barbarians

SkyePuppy Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 4:15 PM
I've never been a fan of Alice Walker. But her refusal to have her book published in Hebrew has cemented my determination. I will NEVER buy any of her books ever.

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, I expected there would soon be consensus across ideological, national, and other lines that terrorism is wrong — that no political goal or grievance justifies intentionally murdering innocent men, women, and children. I was wrong.

Last week, Pew released the results of a poll that found that Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, is viewed favorably by 76 percent of the population of Pakistan, ostensibly one of America’s closest allies among nations self-identifying as Islamic. Iran also is viewed favorably by 39 percent of Tunisians, generally regarded as among the most moderate...