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Submitted by Rodni E. Chalet (United States), Nov 21, 2005 at 20:55

In his post Jordanian states << I have high regard for King Abdullah II as much as I had high respect to King Hussein (the previous king of Jordan), King Abdullah is leading Jordanians toward moderate thinking, he always condemned violence that is occuring in every where and every time. he is one of the Arab leaders who is effectively working to fight terrorism, USA recognizes his efforts and appreciates it. This incident didn't change much of his role as a democratic and open minded leader; however, it made his position easier and now has support from the majority of Jordanians and Arab world.

Hopefully Jordan will be one of the leaders within the Muslim countries in fighting terror.>>

I would like to strongly disagree with the above for the following reasons:

King Abdullah is part of the problem and not the solution! The problem is that most Islamic countries are governed by totalitarian, dictatorial and unrepresentative regimes whom for the last 60 years have done nothing but mismanage their countries wealth and oppress their people for the sake of selfish and often personal gains. If anything, the elites in those countries have trampled on the most basic of civil liberties and suffocated the freedom of the press and used every mean at their disposal to quell and oppress those who demanded freedom and change. You reap what you sow…! And the harvest is bitter and has taken the form of the "Brain drain" and worst it has manifested itself in the form of monstrous and evil Islamist terror. In almost every Arab country, mideval Islamic backwardness, the lack of educational progress, and stagnant state run economies has robed the Arab street of its ability to cope with modernity and the forces of global market.

Thus, after the failure of communism and the defeat of the leftist secular socialist ideas that they coveted…The desperate and uneducated Arab masses (thanks to Al Jazeerah & satellite TV) are endorsing and resorting to blind terror against each other (Algeria, Sudan, Iraq) and against the world at large (international terrorism) as a mean to play their last card: Reserect the Caliphate and create a fantasy Islamic empire that will solve their problems. This is what's taking place now… their playing the Caliphate card…

Thus, the West has two solutions:

1- Keep helping and supporting the dysfunctional totalitarian regimes in those countries as a way to fight Islamic terror to buy time before the inevitable take place.
2- Wage uncompromising total war & defeat the Islamist once and for all. When they have had enough like Germany & Japan…help them pick up the pieces, reform and join modernity. Unfortunately, and in an effort to extricate the tumor before it gets too big….I prefer the later option!
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I am very sorry that such views will alienate many peaceful moderate Muslims who are the victims of this like everyone else, but unless they can pull it off and reform....the confrontation
(option 2) is unavoidable. I hope my views are wrong for I abhore violence.

Peace
-Rodni
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