Nov. 23, 2015
As we gird our loins for the battle of ideas and bullets in the modern world, or fail to, we have to start with the fundamental question: Who are we?
The terrorists know who they are. They are the black flags of Khorasan. Merciless, devoted puppets of Allah who will not stop until everyone is a slave, a Muslim or dead. It may not be a legitimate interpretation of the Koran, or the only such. But it is their story and they are sticking to it.
We, on the other hand are … what? Feminists? Hedonists? Christians? Post-modern? Nice? Yeah. There’s a non-threatening answer we can all agree on.