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The Mold of a Terrorist

For Americans after September 11, 2001, trying to understand who was and who was not a terrorist became a really big deal. Were all terrorists poor Muslims, intent on destroying us? Or were they a group of very different people, … Continue reading

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Framing Sageman’s account of how terrorists are made

While doing mid term grades, I came across this passage in one of the Aslan reflective essays that I think warrants sharing: [Aslan writes:] A cosmic war transforms those who should be considered butchers and thugs into soldiers sanctioned by … Continue reading

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Just Human

Just Human             We as humans like the image of the villain. A simple clear evil indicated by a twirled mustache, over applied make up and lacquer nails, or pale skin and snake slit nose. We accept all this happily … Continue reading

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