8 Reasons Why the US and its Allies Are Responsible for Islamic Extremism ~ Lorenzo Estébanez, AlterNet, December 13, 2014 .
Violent Islamic extremism used to be a useful tool of Western Imperialism.
Even people who are otherwise sympathetic to the fight against Islamophobia will concede that Islamic extremism is a threat that deserves to be taken seriously. However, what’s lost in these debates—and what Islamophobia serves to erase—is the fact that Islamic extremism is often the direct product of Western imperialism. Many of the groups identified as proof of Islam’s violent nature enjoy their status…
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