Thursday, September 15, 2011

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
15 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
9/11 in Retrospect

By Arifa Noor

People tend to view the future in the prism of the past. Having but recently emerged from a worldwide conflict, analysts and historians were scrambling to find a new two way rivalry that would allow them to define the world in familiar terms. Used to a bipolar world, they wanted to find another conflict that entailed two ideologies and two camps. The result was a narrative built around the west and Islam or the West and radical Islam (for the politically correct westerners and Muslims who did not want to accused of Orientalism). In other words, Pakistan just got a ten year breather to ignore all of its problems. But this is all that 9/11 was about — Pakistan and Afghanistan. -- Arifa Noor

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