How America Bred Terrorism

A review of ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim’

The first President of Congo, Patrice Lumumba, who was assinated by US-backed forces

Mahmood Mamdani’s Good Muslim, Bad Muslim is a forensic yet sweeping historical account of the way in which America’s Cold-War machinations nurtured the Islamic terror seen most viciously in 9/11. Taking aim at the narrative that locates terrorism as a uniquely religious phenomena, growing out of the regressive culture of Islamic civilisation, Mamdani…