The strategy behind the Paris attacks

They are not the Crusades. Neither was 9/11. These are wicked and tragic events, but not a ‘war of civilizations.’

Flickr Photo: Pierre-Selim
Participants hold #JeSuisCharlie signs at a Jan. 10 rally in Toulouse, France in support of the Charlie Hebdo journalists killed.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 01/14/2015 12:00 am EST

After Ahmed Merabet, a French police officer, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”

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