Terrorism is defeated neither by force nor ideology. Yet they dare not be neglected.
Egypt took a step in both directions this week. God, give her success.
A military base was inaugurated toward the Libyan border. And the president formalized an anti-extremism council, with representatives also from the Azhar and Orthodox church.
May the day come when no base is necessary. May men know you themselves with no need of clerics.
But until then, God, and in these days especially, raise every encumbrance against terrorism.
Raise the capacity of the military. Raise the morality of the people.
But mostly, redeem the conscience of the extremists. Win them to yourself.
There are always ways to do evil. Its final defeat is only in you.