Democracy Now: Anti-Mosque Rhetoric in US Reportedly Boosts Taliban Recruitment

Newsweek is reporting that Taliban operatives in Afghanistan say the backlash against the construction of an Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan has been a boost for the militant group. An operative named Zabihullah told the magazine, “By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor…It’s providing us with more recruits, donations, and popular support.” Zabihullah’s comments mirror what many US terrorism analysts have been saying about the rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in America.
Evan Kohlmann recently said, “We are handing al-Qaeda a propaganda coup, an absolute propaganda coup.”

~ by wheresthemic on August 31, 2010.

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