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Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘one of the origins’ of Islamic terrorism

(JNS.org) Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter blamed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as fueling Muslim terrorist attacks and contributing to the recent wave of terrorism in France.

During an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart asked Carter what he thought were the factors behind the recent attacks in Paris.

“Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem,” Carter said. “And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now – what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it.”

Carter, who accused Israel of becoming an “apartheid state” in his 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and has met with leaders of the Hamas terrorist group, did not elaborate on how the “Palestinian problem” caused the recent attacks in France nor how solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue would resolve the violent conflicts currently plaguing the Arab world.

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