Fareed on Jihad and Technology

jihad-youtubeFareed Zakaria opines in a special way. His ideas are grounded and hard to argue. Zakaria referring to an official Taliban YouTube channel, since decommissioned along with a website hosted in Portland, Oregon:

…and all this strikes me as bizarre and totally hypocritical. This is a gang of fundamentalist, Islamic warriors who are waging war against the west and modernity, the modern world and all the values it espouses. But to make this real it has to use the fruits of the modern world, technology, the Internet, YouTube, of course they also use modern weapons. To my mind, this is the sign of the fundamental weakness of groups like the Taliban. Even the Taliban can not survive without the products of the modern world that it apparently despises.

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