Actually, it’s a damned good thing he hasn’t succeeded, since as usual he wants to fight on the wrong side. He is still helping the terrorists, but not to the extent he wanted to.
It’s like he’s got this idee fixe about Muslims being the Good Guys, No Matter What They Do.
That is not going to have pretty results!
And about the idee fixe... I have a huge hunch that His Barackness worships those folks. They are one of his main identity anchors in an otherwise lost, free-floating world.
Yes, it IS possible to teach Muslims some degree of civilization. Turkey proved that in the past. But the faith can’t be allowed to build into its full fervor. (Ataturk didn’t believe in that.)
And if this is Christian Chauvinist... (as opposed to Calvinist) ... HEAVEN YEAH we need more of them, may their tribe increase greatly! Colonialism DID have its virtues, though missionaries with gospel and lotsa, lotsa guts are perhaps the only long lasting solution. I believe, on a biblical basis, that God matches up willing listeners with willing missionaries. It’s the missionaries that are the limiting factor in seeing a visible earthly gospel witness. It might not make a difference to ultimate salvation (e.g. death bed visions) but it will make a difference to what’s visible on earth.