Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Muslim civil wars

Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own  is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears (Prov 26:17).

The Obama administration is contemplating military intervention in Syria. Before that, it intervened militarily in Libya.

Should the US intervene to quell Muslim civil wars? I don’t see how that promotes our national security. To the contrary, when Muslims are busy killing other Muslims, they’re too preoccupied to focus on killing Americans. It’s beneficial to our national security when Muslims view fellow Muslims as the enemy. So let them have at it.   


  1. But isn't active evangelism 'a quarrel not our own' as well, Steve?

    A 'taking of dogs by the ears'?

    Or is this a special case?

  2. The rationale for military intervention (or not) is completely different from evangelism.

  3. Odd, the news today has been that Obama does NOT intend to intervene. Then again, who knows what to believe anymore.

    "Obama rules out military intervention in Syria, weighs humanitarian corridors"

  4. perhaps if the USA applied Augustine's Just war theory or the Jus ad bellum - we would most likely avoid many of the wars in the Middle East and if the Muslims aim to kill other Muslims, let the proper authorities in their own lands decide how to act.