Thursday, January 28, 2010

Al-Amriki from Alabama

The NYT Magazine wonders how the charismatic sophomore class president of Daphne, Alabama became The Jihadist Next Door.

And it will continue to wonder unless it turns its inquiry to the servant of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, mimetic theory, the forensic tool par excellence for comprehending the nature of violence and the role of the sacred (anthropologically speaking) in the Scimitar today.

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