ISIS Islamist with the head of “Rehana,” Peshmerga fighter
and America are impaled on the horns of a strategic dilemma. On the one
hand, the world is besieged by jihadi religious terror, barbarity, and
serial wars with jihadists. Concurrently, most of the civilized world
defends the very religious cultures, Sunni and Shia Islam especially,
where the problems originate. To be clear at the outset; with Islam
today, there seems to be less and less daylight between secular and
Theology, for the most part, is the a priori
premise for Muslim politics and evangelism, Islamism if you will.
Culture proceeds from or is conditioned by religious writ or tradition
in the Ummah. The adjective “Islamic” before the noun “republic” is not just an historical artifact.