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Required reading: Marc Lynch — Veiled Truths

After a nightmarish few weeks I’m playing mad catch ups on the thesis editing merry-go-round and have sadly not read much of anything except my thesis.

I did, however, make time to read  Marc Lynch’s article Veiled Truths, and so should you.

I’ll be offline for a little while longer but am looking forward to returning and catching up on the goings on out there in the world.

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  1. John
    08/19/2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is an interesting piece which contrasts with this one:

    “America must learn from the UK about the future of Islamist subversion”


    The main point seems to be a stated objective of some groups to overthrow democracy by voting in Sharia.

  2. John
    08/19/2010 at 4:05 pm

    “Political conditions clearly affect ideology: when such groups are allowed to participate, they generally become more moderate, and when they are excluded, they become more radical.”

    I once saw another analysis giving the corollary to this — that people who live in repressive regimes allied with the US dislike the US, and people who live in repressive regimes which are enemies of the US, like the US.

  3. ali
    08/26/2010 at 3:18 am

    hi every body

    this is an afghan who translated abu walid’s book from arabic to persian. and now we are running a sort of debating with him.

    you easily can take a look at it.
    here is the link:


  4. John
    08/28/2010 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for the link. It reads fairly well in automatic translation in Google Chrome. (Also available through Google Language Tools).

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