Lady Gaga vs. the occupation

Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to blame for Islamic militancy — or are America’s debaucherous pop stars the reason that jihadists hate us?

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Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to blame for Islamic militancy -- or are America's debaucherous pop stars the reason that jihadists hate us?

Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to blame for Islamic militancy — or are America’s debaucherous pop stars the reason that jihadists hate us?

Thomas Hegghammer is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and author of Jihad in Saudi Arabia. His views do not represent those of his employer or the Norwegian government.

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