Think Again: Al-Qaeda

(Foreign Policy) Jason Burke - A resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not end the threat of militant Islam. In their view, Israel is merely the West's most obvious outpost. If the Jewish state disappeared, the Islamists would still fight in Chechnya, Kashmir, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, and Algeria. Bin Laden's primary focus has always been to topple the regime in his homeland of Saudi Arabia. A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which would still leave the "Zionist entity" intact, would offer little succor to the wounded pride of any committed militant or to the pride of those in the wider community who support and legitimize extremism and violence.

2004-05-17 00:00:00

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