On Compassion for Fascists

1. Muslims in Western societies are likely to face challenges related to exclusion, marginalization, and prejudice; and

2. Such experiences are likely to lead to both a) a pressing need for belonging and acceptance, and b) the likelihood of hostility toward the culture from which they are experiencing exclusion; then

3. One frames extremism as a function of the individual’s fear, loneliness, confusion, or justified anger.



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