The concluding paragraph in Benjamin Netanyahu’s piece in today’s Wall Street Journal is worth repeating:
We fight to defend ourselves, but in so doing we are also fighting a fanatical ideology that seeks to reverse the course of history and throw the civilized world back into a new dark age. The struggle between militant Islam and modernity — whether fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, India or Gaza — will decide our common future. It is a battle we cannot afford to lose.
Westerners seem to need constant reminders of the inclusiveness of that “we.”