The Arab world is on the verge of yet ANOTHER major defeat. Yet again, the Arab world is at war – and losing it. And in fact, they’ve probably already lost it.
What war am I talking about?
The hearts and minds of their people.
The Arab world is engaged in an ideological war. The weapons are words, ideas and ideals – and the cement mixer. The battlefield is the classroom, the news vendor and the mosque – and the construction site.
The enemy is radical Islam – an enemy that is flush with cash earned by selling oil to the West at $70 a barrel. This enemy is mostly Shiite, but it’s also Wahabi. And, they are busy while moderate Islam sleeps.
What are they busy with now?
Rebuilding southern Lebanon.
You see, Hezbollah has learned by the example of Hamas. They have learned that you must capture the hearts and minds of the people before you can hope to defeat your enemy.
That’s why, as we speak, Hezbollah is rebuilding homes and roads and bridges and hospitals and schools and mosques and… everything. That’s why Hezbollah is providing education and health care and food assistance. That’s why they pay teacher salaries and doctor salaries and imam salaries.
It’s all a part of preparing for their next phase of their war with Israel and, more importantly, their war with moderate Islam. And where is moderate Islam?
Moderate Islam is sitting back in smug, self-satisfaction and having a bit of a snooze. A nap. They’ve snuggled into their comfort zone with mumbled platitudes – when they need to be awake and waging war right now, in Lebanon.
They need to be building homes and schools and roads and bridges and hospitals. They need to be handing out food and medical care. They need to be hiring teachers who will teach tolerance and good will. They need to be hiring Imams who will preach the message of reconciliation. But, they haven’t, they aren’t and they won’t, which means that they’ve conceded the battlefield to one of radical Islam’s most vigorous representatives – Hezbollah.
One day, in the near future, there will be another round of bloody conflict between Israel and radical Islam. Israel will win that conflict because she learns from her mistakes, but moderate Islam will lose.
Because she is sleeping