Generation Jihad

Oct. 31, 2005

"The Enemy Within," on radical young European Muslims who are turning to religious militancy [Oct. 31], quoted the extremist Sayful Islam: "Even if my own family were killed by a jihadi's bomb, I would say it's the will of Allah." That statement reveals in unambiguous terms the mind-set of every radical Muslim across the globe, whether in Europe, the U.S., Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan or my home country, Nigeria. No right-thinking person can justify in the name of religion the taking of a single human life. Today's young people are searching for meaning and a community with human values, which an impersonal...

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