What Do the Terrorists Want?
By James L. Payne
This article appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of The Independent Review


Osama bin Ladin’s public statements issued from 1994 to 2004 show a desire, not to remake the West into Islamic societies, but to punish the United States for its interference in the Muslim world. This evidence does not imply that U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East would pacify the terrorists, but it does suggest that the U.S. strategy for fighting terrorism has been counterproductive.

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