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U.N. Report: U.S. War on Terror Radicalizes Arabs

The U.S.-led war on terror has radicalized more Arabs angry both with the West and their autocratic rulers who are bent on curbing their political rights, a U.N.-commissioned study released Monday showed. The Arab Human Development Report 2003 said Arab countries lagged other regions in dissemination of knowledge. Readership of books was relatively limited, education dictated submission rather than critical thought, the Arabic language was in crisis. The report, launched in Amman, blamed an absence of “effective and peaceful channels for dealing with injustices” for pushing radical political groups to seek change by violence. Full Story

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