Last week's arrest of four men in the Bronx, New York on charges of plotting to bomb two synagogues and shoot down a military aircraft with a missile has revived an ongoing debate about the connection between Islam and terrorism and the twin pitfalls of religious bigotry and willfully blind political correctness. Is the suspects' religion relevant? Given that they were driven by religion-based extremism and hate, writes Cathy Young, common sense certainly suggests that it is.
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