Saturday, April 18, 2015

Deprogramming: Muslims, or the West...?

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Before we deprogram individuals who have been “radicalized” by an “extremist Islamism” that “has nothing to do with Islam”, we need to deprogram our mainstream West. How do you deprogram tens of millions of people from all walks of life spread out in dozens of countries?

That's a quote from the conclusion of an older essay of mine -- Deprogramming in order to "de-radicalize" Muslims -- which I have dusted off and rebooted for today's post. 

I don't answer the question, of course, as it reflects a vast and complex problem that cannot be solved in one blog post.  But the problem it points to is the most important problem of this 21st century, and we better start thinking about the best way to address it.


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