Listen to moderate Muslims
Syria may follow Iran, be taken over by Muslim extremists should world fail to act
By Farid Ghadry
The Middle East is engaged today in a battle for its soul and the decisions acted upon by the new Obama and Israeli administrations will either defer a Muslim Renaissance by offering an olive branch to violent dictators like Assad or institute a sensible strategy to help usher a new era in the region. Real peace - not the ceremonial one intended to decorate resumes - is only possible by helping free the people of Syria to embrace their democratic neighbors.
Middle Eastern countries with violent dictators, such as Syria and Iran, have brought the region to a boiling point because our non-evolutionary civilization is accelerating backwards on steroids of a deadly combination of hate and pride; hate administered against those who surpassed us in knowledge and pride because we do not seem to accept that reality. In order to hide their weaknesses, Syria promotes "resistance" and Iran promotes religious zealotry, and both rely on nuclear weapons to defend their existence as their regime heaps misery upon their own people spiraling further into the abyss of ignorance.
Combine this inseparable Syrian-Iranian cocktail and is it a wonder that extremism is flourishing in the Middle East heartened by their perilous policy of staying in power at all costs? A policy that is causing directly the rise of Islamic extremist ideology of Jihad.