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Refusing to equate religious fervor with terrorism

Paul Moses writes:

The New York Times carried a profile today of Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old man suspected of a terrorism conspiracy. I admire the way Michael Wilson wrote the piece because it reflects a humility often missing in news coverage: Although the piece is well-reported, it makes clear that much about Zazi is not known, and that he has not been proven guilty of the charges against him. … The article explores the way Islam played a role in Zazi’s life, but avoids the trap of equating religious fervor with terrorism … .

Read the entire blog at dotCommonweal.

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September 27, 2009 - Posted by | Politics, Religion

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