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William Pfaff argues that the real targets of Islamic violence are not Western or American but closer to home…

“Al Qaeda’s… real objective (and the base for its association with the Taliban) is destruction of the Saudi monarchy, which sponsors the rival Wahhabi interpretation of strict Islamic observance.  The phenomenon is essentially an affair of intra-Muslim doctrinal and political rivalry in which Westerners are secondary players (unwelcome, and ultimately dispensable).”…

One of Pfaff’s central theses is that Western, and specifically American, policy toward Islam is being inspired by a secular, Enlightenment millennialism and utopianism that he believes had caused far more destruction than “religious” movements over the past several centuries.

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