The massacres in
Try as we might, it is impossible to peel back the layers of complexity dividing the cultures of the
Secretary of State John Kerry took the appropriate stance when he used all his diplomatic buzzwords in a statement on Wednesday about
What most observers forget, or fail to realize, is that while media often focuses on Muslim violence againstnon-Muslim, much of the violence in the Middle East involves Muslims fighting each other.
Last weekend in
Boko Haram is a relatively new Islamist organization that has been responsible for killing more than 1,700 people in
Over the weekend, it was Muslim killing Muslim in retaliation for the Nigerian military attempting crack down on Islamists.
In his book The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat author Erick Stakelbeck explains that the Muslim Brotherhood is a global organization which traces its beginnings to
His point is well taken, but hardly revolutionary. It may seem that way because mainstream media lazily focuses on groups like al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas and others as though they are individually significant. Not true. Whatever you call them, they each represent global jihad which, in its simplest form is terrorism.
That is where the media was irresponsible in informing the public about
What everyone overlooked was the Islamic playbook where chameleon organizations such as the Brotherhood adopt the goals of the majority to gain control and then, once in power, revert to their own beliefs. Somehow the gullible West gets duped over and over again by the same old strategy.
Fortunately, in 2013 there is an element the Muslim Brotherhood did not anticipate. It took a year under the leadership of Mohamed Morsi and his Brotherhood allies, but the Egyptian people eventually rebelled.
The Muslim Brotherhood overplayed its hand and, in so doing, demonstrated that Islamic rule under Sharia law is far worse than the alternative.
Egyptians are not stupid. Even Muslim supporters are rejecting the Muslim Brotherhood, but as diehard Islamists fight back, the massive bloodbath continues.
Global implications are huge and must be monitored. The Suez Canal and the fate of
In the meantime while horrible, tragic and devastating events unfold throughout
With fourteen centuries of conflict as its legacy, the West can offer the
For now we must only be horrified bystanders as innocent people die in the streets of
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