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Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hatred of the West understandable

In view of what the report on CIA torture has brought to light we needn't be surprised that so many people are joining radical Islamist organisations, the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht comments: "Why are Muslims who have grown up in the West joining the brutal IS? Nonplussed, we have been asking ourselves this question this year. The report on the CIA's interrogation tactics provides the answer. It may not be surprising that the champions of Western democracies also commit terrible deeds. But the report is nonetheless shocking because it shows the extent to which the CIA uses torture and how creative it is here. ... The CIA's crimes as described in the report contravene Western values. And this has consequences. For those powers that are hostile to the US and the West like the Islamist extremists or Russia, the report provides a good opportunity to denounce the West's duplicity and stir up hatred against it."

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