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.