Osama's Ideological Challenge
“The ideological challenge that the jihadists are making to the West remains the single most miunderstood aspect of the war on Terror,” writes Robert Spencer in his new book Religion of Peace? a review of which was published by the weekly Human Events. “Since Islam is a political and social system as well as a religious faith, to accept it is not merely to change one’s religious affiliation – it would fundamentally alter the the natature of Western society.”
“Six years after 9/11, and a year and a half after Donald Rumsfeld observed that ‘we need to find ways to win the ideological battle as well’ the jihadists’ ideological challenge [to embrace Islam} is not being answered adequately. Osama’s challenge to Christianity and advocacy of Sharia is an opportunity for Western leaders to stress the aspects of Judeo-Christian civilization that Sharia law denies – notably the equality of dignity of men and women and the freedom of conscience. But no Western leader will do this, because it would contradict the multicultural dogma that no civilization or culture has any virtues that others do not possess.”
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