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originally posted by: Dimithae
this is coming from a so called FREE country that is supposed to be a Democratic Republic,with a first amendment protecting FREE SPEECH. I say supposedly because I am pretty sure all of us on ATS are aware that we have no such thing now.
For example, Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian ideologue who inspires many violent extremists, believes all Western nations have a "Crusading spirit." The invasion of Iraq, the abuses at Abu Ghraib and continued American troop presence are not treated as isolated events, but instead serve to reinforce these narratives.