Robert Pape: 'Making Fun of Islam or Mohammed Provokes Attacks'
Robert Pape, political science professor and director of the University of Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, joins
the "blame the victim" chorus regarding the Islamic terrorist attack on the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)'s "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest" in Garland, Texas:
Given that there is a low-level, but a real threat, we should be mindful not to create situations where they are more likely. Making fun of Islam or Mohammed is tightly related to provoking attacks. This isn't the first time. I think that reasonable people would look at this and wonder why we need to take steps that could easily provoke an attack.
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