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There's a fourth way

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Aug 24, 2006 at 12:29

There's always a fourth way. Europe can do what it likes, but we in the US can admit the obvious: terrorists who can't come here can't harm us. The solution is to close our borders completely and immediately to all Muslims anywhere in the world. The US would admit no students, no tourists, no H1Bs, no refugees.

This restriction could be lifted once the Muslim community meets certain conditions. Here are just a few: surrendering Al Qaeda leaders to American forces, disbanding Hezbollah cells here in the US, a total cessation of Islamic violence worldwide for a minimum of five years. Of course there are sleeper cells already in the country, but the American people (including most American Muslims) will deal with them if they try to reprise 9./11.

The US was founded by people who believed in freedom. It has welcomed people of all faiths and nationalities who also shared that belief. Our open society has been damaged, but we can repair it by disinfecting it of all who don't share our beliefs. FIrst and foremost is the separation of church and state. A British official said it well: those in the West who want to live under sharia law should move to Saudi Arabia. Any American who wants to submit to sharia is living in the wrong country.

The onus should be on all "peaceful" Muslims to eradicate the cancer in their midst. Either they support it or they don't. As long as they fail to condemn it and even justify some of the acts committed in the name of Islam, we have to assume they are on the other side. Since we are not omniscient and cannot tell by looking who is peaceful and who is a martyr-in-waiting, our only choice is to ban them all. Traveling to the US is not a human right. Life is. Americans have a right to live.

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