When the concept of war on terrorism was first introduced, advocates of this notion were of the opinion that this problem would be solved in no time through advanced weapons, while believing that they would bring democracy to the Middle East overnight. Islamic countries were their chosen targets, but no one asked Muslims for their opinions. They rained bombs on Muslim countries in the name of fighting terrorism. They tried to bring democracy by way of coups and riots. But not once did they stop and wonder what Muslims really wanted. Thus, for the same reasons that they erroneously miscalculated leading them to believe that terror would be short-lived, Middle Eastern countries also did not attain democracy.
New Straits Times daily newspaper published in Malaysia, published Harun Yahya’s article “The west’s strategic mistake” on April03rd 2017. You may read the article at this link.