Radical before they were religious

Fareed Zakaria

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, March 31, 2016

The attacks in Brussels, on the heels of those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have stoked an already white-hot debate about Islamic terrorism in the United States. Many in the West, including the two Republican presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), urge a campaign that targets Muslim communities more directly, searching for those who might be prone to religious extremism and thus terrorism.

But the recent bombings in Europe are being perpetrated by a new generation of terrorists who are upending our previous understanding of what motivates such people and how to find and stop them. To put it simply, today’s terrorists are not religious extremists who became radicals but rather radicals who became religious extremists. The difference is crucial.

Look at the two brothers who planned and executed the Brussels bombings, Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui. Born into a…

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It helps to hear from the international community about our election process. I swear this is funnier because it is in Finnish.

“These two are hoarding away votes like arrogant swedes at a meatball lunch”

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Give me a break

I say:  “Ted and Sarah,  just shut up, please shut up
You do not represent me, you are publicity hounds. It’s tedious to see you on television”
Ted and Sarah, If you really had concern about “honoring” veterans you might work on ending the shutdown so folks who work for the Veterans department could get back to work. Of course those optics would not be as self serving as using WWII veterans as a backdrop for your venom.
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Other may Veterans have different ideas about this, that is fine, they can share those thoughts in their own blog. This is entirely my rant.

And the lesson of this story is

You may rant and rave that you don’t like green eggs and ham, give speeches and threaten to shut down the government, but try, just  it try and you may decide you DO like green eggs and ham

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