Islam hates the west

The intractable, insidious conflict between Islamism and the West

When al Qaeda struck at the United States in 2001, its targets were hard symbols of American power and decision-making: the Pentagon, the Capitol, and the financial capital. When ISIS struck Paris on Friday, its targets were soft symbols of Western lifestyle: sport, restaurants, a secular concert. People eating, drinking, and laughing at night for their own pleasure.

ISIS knows our thinking. It knows how to make us afraid.

  • ismiselemeas

    OK, I buy the premise but can the author explain why uber violent Islamic extremism exists in non western countries or countries with no colonial history in the middle east? For example; the Phillipines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Sierra Leone amongst many, many others.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This author is a loser. If Muslims feel alienated in our society, then they don’t belong here. Is that too hard for this clown to understand?

  • Barrington Minge

    I do not “fear” so called ISIS. Sure , I am afraid of what they are doing in the name of a so called religion, in the same way that I am afraid of our leaders spineless inactivity in the face of an obvious threat.