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Over the last few decades, this radical Islamist ideology has been globalized. Initially fueled by Gulf money and Arab dissenters, imams and intellectuals, it has taken on a life of its own. Only Muslims, and particularly Arabs, can cure this cancer.Washington and its allies can support Muslim moderates, help their societies modernize, and integrate those that do.Meanwhile, Washington and its allies must adopt a strategy that has four elements: intelligence, counterterrorism, integration, and resilience. Counterterrorism is the natural follow-up to intelligence.One of the chief reasons that America has not had as many problems as many predicted after 9/11 is that its Muslim community is well integrated and loyal, and it largely believes in American values.Terrorism is an unusual tactic.According to the Global Terrorism Database, in the 12 years between Sept. 12, 2001, and the end of 2013, the number of Americans who died on U.S. soil due to terrorism was 42 .Meanwhile, in one year alone, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 32,351 Americans died because of firearms.
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