WHILE WESTERN DIPLOMATS chatter about democracy, the Muslim votes with his bomb vest. And his vote is the decisive one. The value that civilized morality assigns to life is absent in a culture where the individual is only an extension of the family, whose honor matters more than his or her life.
The Western fixation on non-violent solutions has no common echo in the Muslim world. There a non-violent solution is strategic, not moral. The Jihad is approved by the Koran. But treating on equal terms with infidels is immoral. If Western leaders think that war is immoral, the Islamists view the lack of a war as immoral. This is a gap that cannot be bridged with any manner of compromise. – Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish (more…)