April 7, 2014

Is Turkey Next to Face al-Qaeda Threat?

Michael Rubin, Commentary

The Associated Press

Over the last couple decades, a pattern has emerged: Governments tolerate if not encourage Islamist extremism, so long as the jihadists, takfiris, radicals, militants, or whatever the name of the day is understand the devil’s bargain: They can be as radical as they want, so long as their terrorism is for export only.

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