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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wine, Women, and Jihad
The growth of jihad wars throughout the world - but especially in the Middle East is a phenomenon that is not easily explained. We have seen the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan wage on for years and the troubling outcome of "the Arab Spring" where democratic movements and uprisings (Egypt, Syria, etc.) were hijacked by extremist Muslin groups. There are many observers and commentators that try to explain how adherents to the "religion of peace" can be so prone to violence. One interesting explanation is made by Roger Scruton in "Men without women", Forbes.com, September 26, 2014.