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May 8, 2008
State penetration of terrorist organizations
An important debate is underway over the role of states in Islamic terror. Some observers emphasize the primacy religion in Islamic terror, while others see states using terror groups to advance their own ends without leaving fingerprints.
Today in the New York Sun, Laurie Mylroie and Andrew McCarthy take up that debate in an exchange over a review of McCarthy's new book Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, written by Mylroie. More than just an academic dispute, this debate has profound implications for the war on terror.