Originally posted by extrasense:
Islamists are winning the spiritual argument, while West is relying on science.

Not a good plan.

I don't see any evidence that Islamists are "winning the spiritual argument," nor does the West rely on science (witness the current push to have pseudo-science taught in biology classes in the US).

Fundamentalists of both the Christian and Islamic variety worship a God of the Gaps and are perturbed whenever science investigates those gaps.
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