Lire une fatwa en ligne ou voir un otage décapité sur internet, le monde souterrain de la frange radicale de l'islam est accessible sur d'innombrables sites web. Ces fanatiques qui utilisent une technologie sophistiquée peuvent toucher un très large public. Mais ce public existe à cause d'une profonde insatisfaction et de la colère de beaucoup de jeunes musulmans un peu partout dans le monde. Internet rassemble une communauté mondiale faite d'exclus et d'aigris.

L'Occident pense que cette colère est le symptôme d'un choc des civilisations, " nous " contre " eux ", qui suppose qu'un camp puisse l'emporter. Mais la colère des jeunes musulmans est avant tout la conséquence de leur dégoût à l'égard de la corruption de leurs dirigeants et de leur servilité à l'égard des USA. Autrement dit, leur ressentiment s'enracine dans des causes matérielles et non dans une irrationalité délirante et un fanatisme antidémocratique qui justifieraient qu'il faille les rééduquer ou les écraser.

La racine du problème se trouve à la tête des sociétés musulmanes, non pas au niveau de la masse des mécontents. La plupart des dirigeants musulmans n'ont pas réussi à répondre aux besoins de de leur peuple. En même temps, dans la plus grande partie du monde musulman, des régimes autoritaires essayent de contrôler et de propager un dogme islamique basé sur l'exclusion.

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