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How to combat militant Islam.

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Submitted by jon (United States), Oct 13, 2002 at 22:56

To Gail, a commenter:
First step would be to confront Suadi Arabia and stop them from funding the spread of Wahabism. This act would shut down some of the Madrassah schools where children are taught to hate Western culture and not much else. We can't declare war on all of them so reducing the number of recruits is an effective tactic.

The next step would be to determine if any our foriegn policies that encourage the Militant Islamists to hate us. I think that we should stop supporting people like Mubarak of Eygpt. When we support dictators, the subject populations don't just hate their leader, they hate us also. Unfortunately, the potential enemies are spead throughout several countries and cannot be targeted by our military. There are no fixed military targets that militant Islam cares about (not counting holy sites.) They have no infrastructure to decimate.

We should encourage economic developement. When people actually have decent lives they are less likely to jepordize them by attacking us. But if attacked, we should react with with all our resources.

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