Only Arabs and Muslims can fight the war of ideas within Islam. We had a civil war in America in the mid-19th century because we had a lot of people who believed bad things — namely that you could enslave people because of the color of their skin. We defeated those ideas and the individuals, leaders and institutions that propagated them, and we did it with such ferocity that five generations later some of their offspring still have not forgiven the North.
Islam needs the same civil war.
Except not every country needed a war to abolish slavery. In addition Mr. Suck on This may not ever consider what would happen if the extremists win this Islamic Civil War that he feels is necessary. Friedman’s opinions should be disregarded.