Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Alleged Orlando Killer's Confused Allegiances: Religiously Motivated Terrorist, or Self-Hating Gay?

Orlando Shooter Proclaimed Allegiance to Rival Terrorist Organizations


June 14, 2016

Vijay Prashad says that terms like "radical jihadist terrorism" ​explain nothing and only spread fear​.

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of twenty books, including The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (LeftWord and University of California Press, 2016) and co-editor of Land of Blue Helmets: The UN in the Arab World (University of California Press, 2016) as well as editor of Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation. Vijay is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (leftword.com) and is a columnist for Frontline and AlterNet as well as a frequent contributor to The Hindu, Himal and Counterpunch.

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