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Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris

Informed Comment

For more on possible motives, I recommend this following text. Key passage: «[This was] a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public. The problem for a terrorist group like al-Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism.»

Published in Weekly Filet #190, in January 2015. More on: #, #

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