dickieboy - Member
Is now the time to take a different approach when dealing with preachers of hate against the west?
Yes. Emphatically, yes.
Let's stop trying to force them to become us. Let's try understanding them a little better, educating ourselves more about who they are, what they believe and why they may be behaving in this way. An appreciation of historical context and current situation will help.
Once we have done that and we have an idea of how we may help them in a way that is acceptable and appreciated by them, we can start to provide them with aid, support, medicine, other things that may help them achieve what they consider a better quality of life.
It's hard to convince a group of people to hate someone who is genuinely helping them and the ones they love.
I would suggest that this may be a better approach than some of the US led education and change programmes we have seen in the past.
Just my tuppence worth.