A very perceptive, timely, and important article by Stephen Yolland.
This very important article in Vox, based on Russian research, reveals the staggering level of support for ISIS in Europe, and in France in particular, where one in six people report supporting the extreme terrorist Sunni group that has been slaughtering Christians, Shias, Sunnis who don’t agree with them, and anyone else who gets in their way.
And the level of support rises as respondents get younger.
Very, very worrying.
The radicalisation of Islamic youth is one of the most distressing and tragically predictable outcomes of the growth of so-called “identity politics”, which is now playing out throughout the West, and increasingly in a new black-white divide in America, as well. But it would be wrong to see this phenomenon as something unique to young followers of Islam.
Indeed, as one of the sources quoted in the article remarked:
The rise of identity politics has helped create a more…
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