Imperial hubris : Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror. / Michael Scheuer.
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- ISBN: 9781597973083 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
Though U.S. leaders try to convince the World of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger.According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat is to believe-at the urging of U.S. leaders-that Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do. Blustering political rhetoric "informs" the public that the Islamists are offended by the Western World's democratic freedoms, civil liberties, inter-mingling of genders, and separation of church and state. However, although aspects of the modern World may offend conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy participatory democracy, for example, the national association of...
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