Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ideology, not grievance, fuels terror

Faisal Shahzad pictured alone and with his wife and baby

Islam's Nowhere Men -Fouad Ajami

What can we make of a young man like Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad, working for Elizabeth Arden, receiving an American MBA, jogging in the evening in Bridgeport, then plotting mass mayhem in Times Square?

The Islamists are now within the gates.

They fled the fires and the failures of the Islamic world but brought the ruin with them. This is a long twilight war, the struggle against radical Islamism. We can't wish it away. No strategy of winning "hearts and minds," no great outreach, will bring this struggle to an end. America can't conciliate these furies.
(Wall Street Journal)

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