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Side effect - and a suspicion

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Submitted by Leo Brux (Germany), Jan 25, 2003 at 19:10

There is a disturbing side effect of such a singling out:

It widens the gap between "us" and "them", creates more wrath, more aggression - more Muslims will turn fundamentalist and more fundamentalists will turn to terror ...

The war against terror will never end as long as we create or increase reasons for terror.

By the way, compared with the carnage caused by Americans to Americans - 16 000 or so murders every year - the terrorist threat is not issue nr. 1 on the agenda.

Finally a suspicion:
Government wants to become stronger -
the fight against terrorism allows it to acquire more power -
so, maybe, its interest is: to attract more terrorism -
to have more reason to increase government control over the people ...
Submitting....

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