TITLE

"Our Enemy Is Not Terrorism"

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2004, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents comments of James Nugent, retired commander of U.S. Navy, on articles concerning Islamic terrorism, previously published in the journal. If Williams had any appreciation for Islamic history and norms, he would be aware that the Jews faired, by and large, far better historically with the Muslims than they did with the Christians, who brought the Jews pogroms, the Inquisition, blame for plague and pestilence in general, and the Holocaust. Present-day enmities between Judaism and Islam are largely created and exacerbated by the problems associated with how Israel was brought into existence and how it has managed its relations with the Palestinians. Religious fundamentalists, be they Islamic, Christian, Jewish, or any other faith, are inherently dangerous. Their interpretation of their faith tends to the extreme, predicated on a belief that they have a special understanding of the word of God that surpasses that of other believers of the same faith, who otherwise divine from the same words far less certain and destructive inclinations.
ACCESSION #
15035515

 

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