John Hamilton

Bankrolling the Bombers

Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks

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RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS ARE almost always actually about something other than dogma: usually territory, grazing or water rights, trade, or power. So the pretext for the crusades might have been the recapture of Jerusalem, but medieval Europe’s enthusiasm for war in the Holy Land was motivated less by Christian fervour than by the prospect of plunder in the wealthy Muslim world.

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