In view of how U.S. policy catalyzed the early versions of terrorism, the Trump administration would do well to learn the lessons of the cold war. Abetting draconian regimes and omitting human rights considerations from foreign policy will generate more extremism than it eliminates.
It is obvious that banning the Burka or Burkini is illogical, hurts religious freedom and does absolutely nothing to curb the spread of radical Islam as its advocates claim.
When I hear about mosques being vandalized, a woman’s scarf pulled off of her head, or Muslims murdered in hate crimes, I cannot help but feel isolated, targeted, and hopeless.
Samuel Huntington’s theory falsely constructs the Islamic world as a threat, harming prospects for global cultural understanding and cooperation.