The Arab Spring from a Counter-Terrorism Perspective

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Boaz Ganor - World War III is occurring right now. It is not only a war of ideas, it is a religious war - not between Islam and the rest of the world, but first and foremost a war within the religion of Islam. It is a war of the culture of Islamic radicalism against the rest of the world, which includes the majority of Muslims worldwide. Dr. Condoleezza Rice has said that her next book is going to refer to a pillar of American foreign policy: the introduction of democracy in the Muslim world. My upcoming book will address exactly the opposite. It will be about how terrorists and fundamentalists are misusing the democratic apparatus of the state in order to promote their goals. When fundamentalists win in democratic elections, it is one man, one vote, one time. Dr. Boaz Ganor, acting Dean of the Lauder School of Government and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, is the founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).

2011-05-27 00:00:00

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