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Harvard Students Say America Is A Bigger Threat To World Peace Than ISIS

10/10/2014 13:15 BST | Updated 10/10/2014 13:59 BST

America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a group of Harvard students.

During a series of interviews, conducted by college news site Campus Reform, the students explained their home country was to blame for the rise of ISIS.

"American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilising the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power," one student told interviewer Caleb Bonham.

"As a western civilization we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we’re facing now,” another added. "I don't think anyone would argue that we didn't create the problem of ISIS, ourselves."

"We are, at some level, the cause of it."

Bonham told Fox News: "This video demonstrates the absurdity behind the ‘bash America’ fad.

"Unfortunately, too many students think it is intellectual to try and piece together a reason why America is a greater threat than this terrorist organisation trying to establish a caliphate through public executions, bombings and beheadings."