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islamic radicals in USA, UK, Aus

Reader comment on item: What Do Terrorists Want? [A Caliphate and Shari'a]
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Submitted by michael c (United Kingdom), Aug 5, 2005 at 16:53

Reading the comments from Maggie, and elsewhere, the situation in the USA, Britain and Australia is broadly similar, with the risk of action from a resident pool of extremists. The Uk govt. is beginning to act, at last, but it is uncertain if real action will be taken for two reasons-

The obstacles to regaining our security [if we want it?] are first the human/civil rights movements who are seeking to block action. In Boston, the ACLU is apparently objecting to police searches on the subway, in the Uk, the organisation Liberty is already opposing deportation [announced today] of those who incite hate etc again on "human rights" grounds.

These activists all have telephone & email for people to express their views, politely of course. To borrow ALF tactics, these organisations also have suppliers etc who may be boycotted. One hopes that they can be sued at some point for assisting terrorism.

The second obstacle, at least in the UK, is the liberal judiciary, [and certain lawyers] who of course do not travel on public transport and seem totally indifferent if a few workers get blown up as long as 'human rights' principles are upheld. In an ideal world they would be handcuffed inside a subway/underground carriage for a few days until they get the picture.
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