Friedman is obviously not literally calling for an armed conflict that would wipe out 2 percent of the Muslim world. Still, holding the American Civil War up as a model for what “Islam needs” suggests too much comfort with the clarifying potential of violent conflict (especially conflict that he wouldn’t be a part of). Nobody “needs” a civil war.
12:24 PM - December 16, 2009
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