The Foreign Service Journal, November 2011

36 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1 he months that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, have prompted much reflection among Arabists, like all Americans: “Why have young, male, Arab Muslims figured so prominently in the terrorist annals of the past quarter-century?” To name but a few incidents, there was the 1970 assassination of Defense Attaché Bob Perry in Amman, that of Am- bassador Cleo Noel and his DCM, Curt Moore, in Sudan in 1972, the bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut in 1983, the two separate bombings of Embassy Beirut in 1983 and 1985, the 1985 murder of Leon Klinghoffer aboard the Achille Lauro , the 1988 murder of Col. Rich Higgins in Gaza, the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, the 1998 destruction of our embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the 2000 attack on the USS Cole , then ... the awfulness of Ben Fishman T HE U.S. AND I SLAM IN THE M ODERN W ORLD T HE SOLUTION TO THE CURRENT TRIBULATIONS OF A RAB M USLIM CIVILIZATION MUST BE FOUND IN THE INNER RESOURCES AND RECUPERATIVE POWERS OF I SLAM ITSELF . B Y H UME H ORAN J OURNAL Editor S TEVE H ONLEY ’ S C lassic P icks FSJ F EBRUARY 2002 T