Should We Let Muslims Defeat Muslim Extremists?
It seems likely that Parliament will be recalled on Friday and the government will ask for a vote to give permission for the UK to get directly involved in air strikes on ISIS in Iraq. At the moment it seems unlikely that the UK will get similarly involved with the situation in Syria. The majority of politicians seem to want a UN resolution (most unlikely to happen) before taking action in Syria.
I'm not sure what to think. In most conflicts it pays to do the opposite of what your opponents want you to do. In this case, it seems ISIS are trying to provoke the West into taking direct action. They seem to believe that every Western intervention acts as a recruitment drive for their evil cause. Would it be better to insist that Muslim countries should take the direct action necessary to defeat ISIS? Could the West 'just' supply arms, intelligence, finance and logistical support?
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