Jihadism and far-right fanaticism viewed as responses to the same malaise

Source: The Economist

IS IT correct to find parallels between violent white supremacism and neo-Nazism on one hand, and the nihilist fury of ultra-militant Islam on the other? A Franco-American scholar, Scott Atran, is convinced that these deadly phenomena are two sides of the same coin. Unless people grasp that point, he thinks, our ability to cope with either scourge may be limited.

Of course there are superficial resemblances which anyone can see. In August, when a fanatic drove his car into a group of liberal, anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was copying a tactic that had already been used by self-styled warriors for Islam in at least four European countries.

Categories: Islam, Jihad, The Muslim Times

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  1. ==Jihadism and far-right fanaticism viewed as responses to the same malaise==

    God has warned people:
    Extremist ( Jews, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist etc) are dangerous people fot mankind, they will deceive his followers and then bring disaster/ disgrace on them. Even his utter are hurt others/ slander etc

    But in Our times today, Extremist Muslim are millions compare to others.

    So peaceful Muslim together with other groups fight all extremist ideology groups to save mankind.
    Together we are strong to fight extremist grouos.

    All ❤️

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