Could Europe's anti-Americanism be fueling the ideology of European Islamists?
In his fascinating analysis in the latest issue of Policy Review, John Rosenthal concludes that it is. The article is great further reading for anyone interested in what's happening in France right now, one aspect of which is reported in the post below, between some French Muslims and the larger French society. Rosenthal uses as the basis for his article interviews that were conducted by French social scientist Farhad Khosrokhavar with suspected al-Qaida associates in French prisons.
What those interviews reveal, as reported by Rosenthal, are the would-be jihadists' multilayered attitudes toward their home country, the larger West and the United States in particular.