Christian Parenti



America’s Jihad: A History of Origins

To understand America’s new war on terror, we must examine the role of the United States in nurturing the same Islamic military networks that are now global enemy number one. Political Islam has deep roots, which we cannot explore here, but it also has important, more recent origins that directly implicate U.S. policy. Our story begins in Afghanistan.

terrorism, blowback; terrorism; September 11; Afghanistan — history; Islam — political aspects; United States — foreign relations — Afghanistan; United States — foreign relations — Middle East

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 3 (2001): 31-38