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The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response, Submitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security, Testimony Prepared by: Corey P. Saylor, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

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Pepe Escobar, Asia Times: ”

“At the height of the “war on terror” – with those B-52s bombing Tora Bora without knowing that Osama bin Laden had already escaped to Pakistan – the tendency in the West was to lump most, if not all Muslims as deranged jihadis.

“I agreed with Kepel that “clash of civilizations” was nothing more than a silly, shoddily researched concept instrumentalized by the neo-conservatives to legitimize their “crusade”. But that needed some corroboration from history.

“Ten years later, one may finally say that Kepel’s analysis was spot on. Hardcore Islamism, al-Qaeda-style, is a Muslim box-office disaster. For all its myriad declinations – in Iraq, in the Maghreb, in the Arabian Peninsula – al-Qaeda is no more than a desperate sect, destined to the dustbin of history as much as those Western-backed dictators a la toppled Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak who used to be the pillars of the Western struggle against radical Islam.

“Kepel today directs the program of studies on the Mediterranean and the Middle East at the legendary Political Sciences school in Paris. In an article for Italian daily La Repubblica, he seals for good the victory of Islam as democracy over Islam as “revolutionary” vanguard. The money quote:

“Today the Arab peoples have emerged from that dilemma – squeezed between Ben Ali or bin Laden. They have now re-entered a universal history that has seen the fall of dictatorships in Latin America, the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, and also the military regimes in non-Arab Muslim countries such as Indonesia and Turkey.”

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King’s Nixonian Hearings against American Muslims

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