Friday, November 21, 2008

A Path to Western-Radical Islamic Cooperation

A report in the Interntional Herald Tribune that Islamic "radicals" in Somalia (whose brief government of that country has been under attack for the last two years by a U.S.-backed Ethiopian army) have launched an action against piracy suggests a potential path for cooperation between the West and radical Islam. While there may well be forces in both camps that truly desire chaos for the profit that can be derived from it, there are also forces in both camps that desire tranquility and security. Those two terms may be defined differently, but room for cooperation may exist, given mutual flexibility.

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