Peaceful Coexistence with Radical Islamists is Impossible

The landscape in the Middle East and North Africa has been in a state of radical flux since the beginning of the Arab Spring in December 2010.  The term "Arab Spring" is a misnomer, though.  In reality, it is a progressive revolution throughout the Arab world that so far has brought down governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen and resulted in the rise to prominence of Islamists in every country where it has taken hold.    The Arab Spring is far from over.  Syria's civil war and the growing protest movement in Jordan are offshoots of the Arab Spring that in due course will almost certainly bring down Syrian President Bashar al Assad and could lead to the toppling of Jordan's King Abdullah.  Other countries in the region including Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for example, are experiencing their versions of the Arab Spring as well.  Time will tell where they end up, but if...(Read Full Post)