Jihadist Radicalization

(Community Matters) I am surprised by Andrew Sullivan’s tilt toward declaring Islam a religion which promotes violence (more so than the general consensus that religions can edge fundamentalists toward violence).

And, it reminds me of a thought trail wondering if fears of domestic radicalization aren’t a self-fulfilling prophecy. As young Muslims in the US are further marginalized by public opinion and encounter discrimination, do we risk radicalizing even more? This isn’t only a lesson about religion; other examples abound.

Is there a European lesson for Americans? I’m ordinarily torn on driving assimilation when it means diluting one’s cultural heritage.

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