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Submitted by Jason Hansford (Australia), Mar 4, 2006 at 08:37

Food for thought, and peace in our time.

In relation to: Those Cartoons, Islamic radicalism and the tacit agreement of the Muslim faithful.

If we let them continue to dictate their own boundaries, they will think we are weak, but not only that, they will continue to think they are right. Maybe the following is appropriate.

If the power and advantage that one wields is not used when faced with adversity, then that power deserves to be assumed by others. If power is taken by others, then it is to acknowledge their better use of it.

More succinctly, If we are not careful our Western apologists will not set boundaries, and sometime down the track, we will be clapping and cheering some guy, holding up a signed paper while yelling triumphantly, " Peace in our time". For those who don't know, that is what Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of England said, just before World War two. So lets get it right this time.

Jason Hansford, 04 March 2006.
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