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Islamist violence

Islamist violence

Prof. Marc Knobel

As we can see, antisemitism has held a major place in Islamist ideology, both in the past and in the present. Thus, many of the Islamist terror attacks committed in the West over the past years have also targeted Jews. Some of the deadliest incidents have taken place in France.

Who are the main targets of Islamists today?


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