When you refuse to discuss a problem boldly and objectively, you’ve handicapped yourself and any efforts to bring about a solution.
All you’re really doing is giving your enemies an opening.
We have gone through eight years of equivocation and obfuscation of the radical Islamist threat. With people’s lives at stake this dereliction of responsibility was inexcusable.
Now, President Trump has made his first trip to the Middle East, publicly identifying the threat for what it is.
And he went even further, rallying the Muslim world to drive out the terrorists, emphasizing that these terrorist groups should have no safe spaces.
This message was VERY long overdue.
Via Daily Caller:
President Trump is not afraid to address the difficult issues, and he will hit this one head on, stating that Muslim nations must work “honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.
And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.”
And here’s the forceful message we must applaud:
“Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear:
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Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity.
If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.”
Granted, there are plenty of Islamic groups that do oppress women and commit violence against those of different faiths.
And yet the barbarism that unfortunately infests segments of Islam is no friend to anyone other than those within their insular organizations.
No culture can thrive when it harbors those who are in a state of perpetual war with those of different belief systems.
In identifying the problem and addressing it aggressively, President Trump may have done more for the Muslim people than anyone else has in DECADES.
Source: Daily Caller