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    • And in fact, the current attitude of the USA may actually pay in the short term, for the limited zone of Iraq; but, for a load of reasons, it's also creating more anti-americanism, more anti-semitism, and thus more terrorism...

    The article you quote is how Europe is growing more anti-American and more anti-Semetic.

    Are you seriously saying that terrorists are being bred in Europe? Do you know any Europeans who are going to suicide bomb Americans over this?

    I don't think the US is breeding more terrorists

    • Are you seriously saying that terrorists are being bred in Europe?Ever heard about Zacharias Moussaoui ?
        • Ever heard about Zacharias Moussaoui ?

        Yes, a Muslim of North African extraction. Sure, some Muslim extremists grow up in Europe. Those Muslim extremists are already convinced that the US must be destroyed and need no more motivation.

        To them, a war in Iraq is just a pretext to action, not their motivation. These people will not be satisfied until the whole world is converted to Islam at the point of a sword. Moussaoui's statements in open court are that Spain should be returned to Islamic rule and t [washtimes.com]

        • Zacharias Moussaoui doesn't come from nowhere. He is (strictly speaking) a french citizen with north african origins and a jewish forename, just like me, although I'm not a muslim. Thus, I think that I can understand a bit the process that turns a perfectly normal french citizen into a brainwashed fanatic soldier, ready to give his life for some religious sect. Moussaoui didn't grew up in the hate of jews. His parents were normal, honest, tolerant. I've seen his mother on TV explaining what's the jihad -- the naive, orthodox explanation of the word : the holy war against the temptation of sin. The endoctrinment in islamic movements begins to work exactly like for other religious sects : the victims are separated from their families, and the other adepts become their sole relationships. For this endoctrinment to begin, a initial point is needed. And this initial point is currently given (among others) by the US foreign policy.
            • Zacharias Moussaoui doesn't come from nowhere. He is (strictly speaking) a french citizen with north african origins and a jewish forename, just like me, although I'm not a muslim.

            This reminds me of Salvidor Dali's quote "The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

            Oh my gosh! I just realized that I have a jewish forename! Had I been born in Europe, I guess I could have been a terrorist as well!

            • And this initial point is currently given (among others) by the US foreign policy.