Rumors of Muslim Zapatistas are Just that, Rumors

Posted: 20 Feb 2007

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Jason I. Poblete

Poblete Tamargo LLP; The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Date Written: February 17, 2007

Abstract

There is much fascination among Middle Eastern and Latin American scholars to find links to the ongoing global war against radical Islam, and radical Islam are spread in throughout the Western Hemisphere. Of particular interest is radical Islam's presence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). While doing research on the presence, or lack thereof, of radical Islamic movements throughout the Western Hemisphere, I found the following interesting nugget on Mexican Separatist movement leader, Subcomandante Marcos.

The U.S. and regional allies must monitor groups such as the Zapatistas, Tupac Amaru, Sendero Luminoso, the political party being started in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchu, the Sandinistas, the Bolivarian Alternative Axis countries, and other points of access throughout the Hemisphere such as Cuba and Venezuela because they share a common bond with radical Islam: anathema toward the U.S. Indeed, if not breeding or conversion ground for Islam, the mutual hate for the West and the U.S. in particular could create dangerous synergies impacting U.S. interests and allies throughout the Hemisphere.

Keywords: Zapatistas, Muslims, Islams, Western Hemisphere, terrorism, Subcomandante Marcos

JEL Classification: N40, N46, N4

Suggested Citation

Poblete, Jason I., Rumors of Muslim Zapatistas are Just that, Rumors (February 17, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963890 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.963890

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