Some thoughts on terrorism

In recent statements, a number of senior United States intelligence and national security officials have voiced an unusual degree of pessimism regarding prospects for reversing the spread of global terrorism. Among other things, they point to the rise of ISIS, the so-called Islamic State carved out of Iraq and Syria; the recent collapse of a friendly government in Yemen that was striving to contain Al Qaeda; and, more generally, the environment created by the failed promise of the “Arab Spring.” The threat to global security, they say, remains long-term while the effort to contain terrorist activity is hindered by the pace of its expansion. 

All of which prompts the question: Is mankind helpless in the face of these encroaching displays of anarchy and nihilism? To this question Christian Science answers a resounding “No,” based on the understanding revealed in Scripture of God’s unerring government, and of man’s true, perfect nature under God’s government.

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