America’s War on Terror Generates Terrorism

Zone of Non-being

At least 11 people were wounded Monday at Ohio State University when a Somali immigrant used a car to plow into a crowd of people before stabbing them. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the episode – referring to Abdul Razak Ali Ratan as a “soldier”. A key proposal for ensuring safety from terror includes strengthening the vetting practices for Muslims. Despite its popularity, this idea fails to address terrorism at its core.

To combat the actions of Islamic terrorists, we must understand their motives and America’s role as an oppressor in the Middle East. Since the end of World War II, the United States has stopped at nothing to retain influence in the oil-rich region. From warfare to staging overthrows of democratically-elected governments, millions have been killed and many more have been displaced. These wretched conditions cultivate the anger of…

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