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Religion and oil: Two things about Islamic State no one wants to discuss
Religion and oil: Two things about Islamic State no one wants to discuss

To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6) Every week I read articles about the dire situation in the region and all of the military options available. Not once have I read or heard a serious discussion about the root causes of this dilemma: religion and oil. Until people stop believing that there is an entity that blesses them and not others of a different faith and who has granted them land on this planet to the exclusion of others, and until wealthy oil producers decide to...

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