Pity The White House Hasn’t Learned This Lesson: Algerian Jihadists Wanted to ‘Teach the Americans What Islam Is’

“At the height of the hostage crisis in Algeria, one of the kidnappers explained: “We’ve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is.” As of Sunday evening, this exercise in religious education had claimed eighty-one lives and left BP’s natural gas plant in Algeria in a state of ruin, booby-trapped with mines and explosives.