I cringe every time I hear the phrase "War On Terror". The "terrorists" that are attacking the West are the soldiers of the Islamist movement. We know it. But we don't say it. In World War 2 the Free World faced the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. We were not bound by Political Correctness to avoid saying the name of our enemy. And somehow, in that reluctance to name our enemy, we find ourselves ignoring the ideology being spread by him through religious teachings and incitement. We insist on platitudes like "Religion of Peace" to avoid examining the threat that our civilization now faces.Our countries fight terrorists as if they were simply criminals. We seem, not yet, to understand that we are in an ideological war. A war based on ideas and beliefs. We won't start winning that war until we are ready to battle against those ideas and beliefs. It's a simple truth. That's what I thinkWhat do you think? Are we ignoring the real war?
Can we win an ideological war without fighting its ideology?