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An End to the Grievance-Based Counterterrorism Approach

An End to the Grievance-Based Counterterrorism Approach

Date Published: 
Monday, 13 March, 2017
Summary: 

Until we acknowledge the ideology that attracts men like Ronald Fiddler, and then fight that ideology, addressing specific grievances of specific individuals or groups is futile. Or as Melvin Lee put it, "Acquiescing to political grievances will not alter the fundamental incompatibility between Lockean precepts of tolerance and current interpretations of Islam: Only Islam's fundamental reform will resolve the conflict."