Want to help the Islamic State recruit? Treat all Muslims as potential terrorists.

“To prevent more terrorism, here’s what we should do instead.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.washingtonpost.com

"Many terrorist groups have claimed to represent a religious or ethnic population when most of those people actually rejected their violence. But in cases where the terrorists succeeded in provoking a discriminatory backlash against the population at large, those nonviolent people were forced to turn to the terrorists for protection. In other words, a xenophobic reaction to terrorism can actually help the terrorists’ recruiting and fundraising, allowing them to grow far more powerful than they could have without it."

 

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