Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Western intervention–ostensibly on humanitarian grounds–is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
It’s a mistake for the U.S. government to ignore religion or promote it zealously. Scott Thomas offers an alternative.
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.