Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Irrelevant in the Living Room

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, tongue planted firmly in cheek, ventures that

I don't think that Faisal Shahzad, if he is indeed a terrorist, was radicalized solely by the construction in East Jerusalem of apartment buildings for Jews. This suggests the limited relevance of the "linkage" argument.
Indeed. I'd say it suggests the greater relevance of the "shrinkage" argument--unless effective action is undertaken to ensure "shrinkage" in jihadi ranks, we are in BIG trouble.

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