We Must Challenge the Ideology Driving Terrorism

(The Australian) J. Scott Carpenter and Matthew Levitt - Radical Islamism is an extremist sociopolitical ideology separate from the religion of Islam. Effectively contesting violent extremism requires countering the radical Islamist narrative. This means offering alternative narratives to strengthen the moderate Muslim center in the face of the Islamist threat. All elements of national power should be used to counter this narrative and debunk the notion that Muslims have a religious duty to commit acts of terror.

2010-11-16 10:06:11

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