RE: Are We At War With Muslim Extremists or Islam?

This piece by Robert Wright (“The Clash of Civilizations That Isn’t“) makes a good point:

“The point of the [Roger Cohen] column was to dismiss as ’empty talk’ the claim that we’re not at war with Islam. Elaborating, Cohen wrote, ‘Across a wide swath of territory, in Iraq, in Syria, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in Yemen, the West has been or is at war, or near-war, with the Muslim world.’

“You might ask: How could it be a war against ‘the Muslim world’ if it’s confined to five countries that house only a minority of the world’s Muslims? Or: How could it be a war against ‘the Muslim world’ if most of the Muslims even in these five countries are not the enemy?”