The Fundamentals of Violence

“It is too often forgotten that suicide terrorism and organisations such as al-Qaida and Isis are new in the history of the Muslim world, and cannot be explained simply by the rise of fundamentalism. We must understand that terrorism does not arise from the radicalisation of Islam, but from the Islamisation of radicalism.” In The Guardian, Olivier Roy takes an interesting look at the intersection between fundamentalism and violence: Who are the new jihadis?

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