Study: Muslim Extremists Not Looking for World Domination

Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus7/10/2012 4:47:30 pm PDT

re: #8 Elias

So isn’t that a proof that they are acting to expand ?

What do you mean by “Islamist” and by “they”?

As for 20 years ago - it was actually 34 years ago during the Iranian revolution that the idea of spreading Islam hit the American public pundit-sphere. Before then in American culture there was fear and pejoratives over “Arabs”, and even though American international diplomacy is early connected to Islamic nations (c.f. Tripoli) the public at large was not concerned with Islam until the Iranian crisis.

The US is not Europe - in Europe the old tensions over Islam did not manifest itself here (or if it did so, it was not obvious.)