Just before the United States and the United Kingdom, along with token forces from a handful of other countries, invaded Iraq for the second time, Wheaton College staged a debate between Gary Bauer (a one-time candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency) and me over the wisdom and the morality of the invasion.
If you’re outspoken on the issue of race, chances are, at one point or another, you’ve had a conversation with a so-called “pacifist” who has cited Martin Luther King. King was nonviolent, they say, so would-be revolutionaries should be patient and think about how they’re pursuing racial justice.
The recent movie Noah (2014) casts Tubal-Cain as the antagonist, organizing an army to take the Ark.
But ISIS is different. It aims to be a state on the world stage and uses a Western name for its territory–the Levant. ISIS isn’t subverting Western dominance. It’s confronting it head on.