The twin events of the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden provide President Obama with an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the distorted narrative that the West is at war with Islam. His speech today, addressed mainly to the world’s one and a half billion Muslims, is a perfect moment to establish a clear new story line—one that puts Muslims, and not the U.S., at the center of events in the Middle East and South Asia.
During our time in government, we put heavy emphasis on pushing back against the pernicious ideology of America’s enemies. We believed that to make America safe we had to prevail in a war of ideas. James K. Glassman – Wall Street Journal – Click To Read More…
James Glassman in his fine piece quotes George W. Bush; “freedom is universal” and the “untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.”
It is easy to see how such a narrative could be framed, the freedom and democracy loving Muslims, which is the majority, versus the terrorist and tyrannical Muslims, including the clerics in Iran. That is the real conflict! – DSMW