One country that doesn't get enough attention in the discussion on Islam, Terrorism, Fundamentalism, etc. is Yemen. Yemen, the ancestral home of the Bin Laden family; Yemen where the USS Cole was bombed.
Apparently, Yemen has found an "innovative" way of reducing its problems with militancy, terrorism, if you will. And I use the word "innovative" very advisedly, since that's what even the Bush administration has been paying lip service to--fighting an ideological battle on the extremists own turf, using basic Islamic texts and scholarship to convince them that their way is wrongn--or at least make it untenable for them to use Islam as the basis of what they do.
I first caught this story on NPR about exactly a year ago, but now the Christian Science Monitor has an update:
As a postscript, there is an older this article on Yemen, too:
Are Iran and Al Qaeda vying for influence in Yemen? (http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0713/p11s01-wome.html)
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