Thought Experiment: Anti-Terrorism Operations in Middle-Earth

If Mordor was the Political Islamist Dystopia, and Isengard was the equivocal ‘middle line Realpolitik’ kingdom of ‘moderate political Islamism’ and/or ‘post-Islamism,’ what would you do?

Would you advise Saruman to wield the ring against Sauron?

Or would you insist that the ring is too much of a temptation, and the long perilous road to Ered Gorgoroth must be fearlessly trodden without flinching?___________________________________________________________________

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