After Attacks on Muslims, Many Ask: Where Is the Outpouring?

One of the primary goals of the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups is to drive a wedge between Sunni Muslims and the wider world. And when that world appears to show less empathy for the victims of attacks in Muslim nations, who have borne the brunt of the Islamic State’s massacres and predatory rule, it seems to prove their point.

Anne Barnard (New York Times)

Today’s new terrorists were radical before they were religious

The recent bombings in Europe are being perpetrated by a new generation of terrorists who are upending our previous understanding of what motivates such people and how to find and stop them. Today’s terrorists are not religious extremists who became radicals but rather radicals who became religious extremists. The difference is crucial.

Fareed Zakaria (Washington Post)