LONDON — Britain's Parliament on Thursday rejected taking part in any military action against Syria's Assad regime following last month's poison gas attack on civilians. But given the viciousness of the conflict, the matter will probably come up again.
The vote was a setback for Prime Minister David Cameron, who argued forcefully for action.
If you believe that the conflicting thinking about Syria is a dilemma affecting just presidents and prime ministers trying to deal with the Assad regime, you could be missing an important perspective.
Britain's Muslim community is facing the same struggle and having trouble reaching a collective view of the Syrian civil war.