Pankaj Mishra wants us to believe that Islamic terrorism is the product of Western imperialism. The whole article is comedy par excellence but it’s both dangerous and sad that lots of people take him seriously.
We would see how much radical Islamist movements are a creation of certain forces of Western modernity itself. How much they are a creation of imperialist interventions in certain parts of the world.
That’s right. Terror in Kashmir and increasingly, routine Islamic attacks on India, in Indonesia, Spain, England…all these are creations of the West.
What is so amazing about Mishra’s tirades is that he’s blasting a country that gives him the freedom to air such opposition sitting right inside the country.
PS: The whole presents a juicy opportunity for dissection but I sadly lack time.