Thursday, July 17, 2008

ex-jihadists turning back on terror

Via Norm Geras, comes this story on ex-Jihadists in Der Spiegel:
More and more prominent terrorists are defecting from the cause. The Egyptian theologian Dr. Fadl is the best known, but many others are likewise reconsidering. Experts see it as a delayed reaction to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
It's a good occasion to raise a few questions again: Are we making more terrorists or deterring them by torturing and bombing their brothers? Could we negotiate with Hamas? Could we separate the redeemable and irredentist factions of Hamas?

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