Sunday, June 18, 2017
Recent terrorist attacks in London have sparked a new wave of "clash of civilizations" rhetoric--that brand of political language that characterizes events like those in London as the West vs. the East, Christianity vs. Islam. To defeat the terrorists, this logic holds, we must "obliterate these savages from the face of the earth," as the conservative actor James Woods tweeted. In the wake of the attacks in London, some openly wished for an end to Islam altogether, posting under the #NoMoreRamadans hashtag.
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