Radical Islamists Are On the Offensive

(Weekly Standard) William Kristol - From Copenhagen to Samara, the radical Islamists are on the offensive. From Tehran to Damascus, the dictators are trying to regain the upper hand in the Middle East. It would be nice if we lived in a world without jihadists who want to kill and clerics who want to intimidate and tyrants who want to terrorize. Unfortunately, that is not the world we live in. As Marshall Wittmann of the Democratic Leadership Council observed last week, "The bombing of [Iraq's] Askariya Shiite Shrine is another indication of the world-wide jihadist offensive....From the cartoon jihad to the Hamas victory to the Iranian effort to obtain nuclear weapons to the attempt by al-Qaeda to foment an Iraqi civil war - our enemy is taking the initiative."

2006-02-28 00:00:00

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