YESTERDAY, I was talking to a man who implied that if we only had a good enough negotiator, we could settle the conflict between Israel and Palestine. And I realized anew that the West's conflict with the Islamic Military ("radical Islam") cannot be solved until enough of us understand what's going on. That is, until enough of us understand the goal and methods of the Jihadis and the extent of their support in the wider Islamic community (and the tremendous support of their religious doctrine).
Because until that understanding is widespread, every solution we try will only concede more to the Jihadis. And as they gain concessions, they gain advantage. They don't concede anything back. It's all loss on freedom's side and gain on Shari'a's side. They take the concessions and push for more, and the West still keeps conceding, thinking they're dealing with people who have a sense of fairness and reciprocity.
The simple solution is "no more concessions for Islam." If every democratic country stopped right now conceding anything to Islam, the problem is mostly solved, and what's left of the problem would be isolated and manageable. But until a majority of the population of a country really understands the problem, no politician in that country can afford to take that stand.
What this means is that YOU are a crucial warrior in this fight. You, the citizen warrior. You have your circle of influence, and it is critical that you do all the influencing you can. How can you go about it? Here are seven things that will make a difference.