Rumy Hasan on "Islamism vs. Zionism"

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Guest: Rumy Hasan, author of the groundbreaking new book Dangerous Liasons: The Clash Between Islamism and Zionism. A Senior Lecturer at SPRU, University of Sussex (UK), Rumy Hasan argues that the Zionist colonization of Palestine has provoked an Islamist reaction that in some ways mirrors the Zionism it seeks to combat. In this interview we discuss this "elephant in the living room" thesis, argue a bit over whether "Islamism" is inherently problematic, and have a cordial exchange about 9/11 which suggests that Rumy Hasan is not a true believer in the Official Conspiracy Theory.

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