Ibrahim’s formal education gave shape and purpose to his hatred.

During his years at university in Cairo and Oxford, he

gravitated toward fellow students and teachers who preached the need

for radical change — first by words and then by violence.

Their creed was simple, strident, and seductive.  Israel, its American

and European backers, and those Arabs and Muslims corrupted by

Western money were the source of all that was wrong

in the Arab world.  Only by armed struggle could the

peoples of the Middle East throw off the shackles of

their Western exploiters and regain their place in the world.


Paraphrases from the novel Day of Wrath by Larry Bond.