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in response to reader comment: too expensive

Submitted by Tom Penny (United States), Dec 10, 2006 at 14:34

I agree with you that all peaceful ways of stopping Islam should be employed as a part of a greater strategy. Isolating Islam, as you say, would go a long way toward stopping Islamic terrorism. If we could get all the rest of the non-Muslim world to cooperate, then Islam could stagnate and go even further backwards. It would be like stopping the spread of a disease by an effective quarantine.

Unfortunately, we don't have enough control over the non-Muslim world to impose the quarantine. However, as many here have observed, violent force is effective against Islam. It's a language they understand very well. The problem is that we have been reluctant to take the gloves off and really use the force we have at our disposal.

As far as the problem of being too expensive, I recommend we use the time proven method of financing war by taking spoils from the defeated enemies. I'm talking about giving them some of their own medicine. Use their own methods against them. For example, Islamists love to take hostages for ransom.

What if after after 9/11, President Bush had demanded of the Saudis about 500 billion in reparations for damages done to our economy by 15 Saudi citizens? What if he told them we would start destroying whole cities at a time until they paid up? Just say, one of your cities is our hostage and we will destroy it if you don't pay up. Don't ask the UN for approval, just have the guts to follow through.

Unfortunately, most of the effective responses to Islamic terrorism posted here are not POLITICALLY CORRECT! That's why we need an anti-PC revolution first. And then we need to do whatever it takes to stop this Islamic madness.

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