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Patrick Sedgley

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  • Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris
    • I think you are wrong. Sure Al Qaeda has been mentioned, but the proponents in this case may have simply been inspired by Al Qaeda, much like the Sydney hostage raker was insired by IS.
      They were more likely responding to the Al Qaeda hit list of blaphemers
      link to thewire.com
      Or was the assassin of Rushdie's translator also seeking to "sharpen the contradictions"?
      The strategy you imagine is not well suited to Western countries, where a free press and social media would render it transparent.
      If anything, the crime has "sharpened" the contradiction between primitive Islamic doctrine and Western enlightenment values - to the detriment of Islam.

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