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Echoing Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal scandalous post-September 11, 2001, remarks, global jihad by groups like Al Qaeda also elicited Western guilt from School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Dean Vali Nasr.  After 9/11, “Islamophobia, in a way, was a policy deliberately pushed from the very top of the U.S. administration” as indicated by President George W. Bush’s use of “Islamo-fascism,” Nasr stated.  “Islamophobia was a way of passing the blame back to the Muslims, put Islam itself on trial for its responsibility in promoting terrorism rather than put U.S. foreign policy on trial for creating some of the problems.”

Read the whole thing — Atlantic Council Blames the West’s “Islamophobia” — and then fill in the gaps: https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/07/15/ftac-its-not-islam-its-moscow/ & “The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia” by Ronen Bergman in YNet News, November 4, 2016.