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Not Islamofascism

On the plot to attack U.S.-bound jetliners, Dr. Trifkovic makes the vital point:

The plotters were motivated by Islam—by Muhammad’s faith as such, and not by some allegedly aberrant variety of the creed.

The longer we remain preoccupied with fantastic “Islamofascists,” the longer it will take us to get a handle on the real nature of problem.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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