Those Ideas Still Remain

“… it must be said that al-Qaeda is just a name. It's really a mindset that we must be tackling: literalist, rejectionist, Islamist worldview. And not necessarily al-Qaeda as an organization because that can become defunct, but those ideas still remain.

So it's not a war on terror as the American government has gone out of its way to suggest, but it's actually a battle of ideas.”

~ Ed Husain, in conversation with Krista Tippett from “Reflections of a Former Extremist,” Speaking of Faith (January 14, 2010)