Under the guise of a scholarly explanation, Satloff has delivered yet another thinly disguised Zionist editorial. The fact is that his supposed expertise on Arab extremism has been used to dupe the U.S. public. Satloff would have us believe that large segments of the Arab populace are out to wantonly destroy the vestiges of Western culture in the Middle East, regardless of the cost in human lives.
Many of us less-biased Westerners believe that the root cause of the violence lies predominantly in the corrupt support by Western politicians of economically motivated Zionism. The latter has been the moral and economic scourge of the Arab world. The fact is that venal politicians in the U.S. have sold out to support the colonists who have displaced the indigenous Palestinians.