Vlad III of Romania (1431-1476), also known as Vlad Tepes was instrumental in halting the spread of Islam in the Balkans during the conquest of the Ottoman Empire. Were it not for one man’s propensity to ‘..fight fire with fire..’, it is very possible that “Christianity” would not even exist today..
Many today are disillusioned into believing their own rhetoric, that we can simply ‘..defeat our enemy with compassion..’ We can smother them with hugs and kisses. We can enter into treaties and make deals with the devil. They would be wrong. Any form of compromise is perceived as weakness and utilized for advantage.
When the only modus operandi your enemy understands is fear through violence, it then becomes necessary to use their own tactic against them by elevating the stakes.
Fear not, for there are many “Vlads” among you even today…