October 2, 2013
Writing in Newsday, Heritage Foundation scholar Ted Bromund urges lawmakers to better understand the role radical Islam played in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East:
We need to recognize that jihadism is, indeed, a religiously motivated ideology. If we cannot be honest about why its proponents fight, we cannot hope to understand them.
We should also be honest about the prominence of radicalism among the Syrian rebels. Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertion that the rebels there were “increasingly . . . more defined . . . by moderation” was obviously aimed only at justifying U.S. intervention.
Do you think Syria is a front in the global war on terror?