Why Some Islamists are Violent and Others Aren’t

by Steven R. Corman For some time people who think about the problem of terrorism have faced a puzzling question: Why is it that some Muslims who hold fundamentalist or radical beliefs about Islam become violent, while others don’t? New research shows that the answer is probably not what you might think. A popular view is that Islam is simply a violent belief system. For example, in National Review’s blog The Corner Andy McCarthy writes: [A]s an admirer […] Read more »