View from the Pew
Mary Adamski

Don’t we all get a queasy stomach when a news film captures hatred in action? Those twin-towers images still do it for Americans. But aren’t we pretty much getting immune to repeating views of violence elsewhere on the globe? Unless they’re chanting “Kill USA” — that’ll get you in the gut.
That’s the overripe, nauseating hatred of today’s “holy” war. We’re trying to understand it, and we’ve got interpreters from all over the political and ideological map to help.

The decades-old exercise in extreme hatred, the genocide of millions of people by the Nazis, is just a chapter in textbooks for most people, along with other chapters in the religious-hatred chronicles like the Crusades and the Inquisition.