March 13, 2015 | Quote

Atlantic Headline Blares ‘No Global Jihadist Movement,’ While Writer Asserts Otherwise

An online editor for spoiled a perfectly good article Wednesday, by writing a headline claiming that there is no worldwide movement of violent Islamist terrorism.

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst and another senior academic in the field of terrorism studies, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email that global jihad “is a collection of like minded elements unified in their hatred of the west.” Despite their lack of central organization and unity, Riedel wrote, “it is a movement just as fascism was a movement with many factions.”

Bill Roggio, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, agreed, saying that the “title’s pretty silly” in an interview with TheDCNF. “It’s like saying there was no global Communism because Russia, China and Cuba all had different views.”

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