I can still see that most of you still don't grasp the whole picture ... but I'll try again.
You don't seem to be absorbing the full import of the incidents I'm citing. For example:
Yes, Christendom used to teach nasty things just like Islam. As centuries passed, enlightenment took hold. This process
needs to be accelerated in Islamic countries,even if by force because history ( and technology) won't wait!
Already, many Muslims in Western nations are demanding a dual legal system , in which the western nations accept "Sharia"
- and not the country's law as applied to them! Such demands have already emerged in Australia, Canada and Europe.
Now, add to the above, a spirit of appeasement in Europe - where cars burn -and 100 - 150 "no-go' zones exist in France,
in which authorities cower, seeing police presence as a "provocation". What's next??? Do you see what could happen?
A state within a state?
Terrorism and Iraq ARE connected! What is needed most on the world scene is one, just one Arab country with prosperity
and a working democracy! They need one decent example of progress to pull them towards 'good old' consumerism
and away from religious violence. Obviously, this hope ( in Iraq) hasn't worked out as intended - and that's not good.
Education will prevent terrorism? Have various terrorists in western lands had college education? Have some Palestinian
terrorists had college education? How about technical schools in Iran? Building nukes?
Mass education of women forced on Islamic lands might help change things................
Terrorists don't have industrialization? Does Iran? Have they openly threatened Israel with being wiped off the map?
If the Pakistan government fell apart, would nukes fall into the hands of terrorists?
As it is, all you need is a new, easy way to separate molecules that are slightly heavier than other molecules,
on a mass scale - and you can create fissionable material. That was the essense of the Manhattan project.
And what about anthrax or other agents? Nerve gas? Need I go on?
The critical point I keep repeating is: Technology is going to make this nasty stuff easier , in the future!
That's why the terror issue needs to be solved now.
There are some positive signs: I think Palestine may quiet down - because they can't build their society and war with Israel
at the same time. Giving them Gaza is good because now they have 'something to lose' - a principle appreciated by prison
officials who have to deal with hardened criminals in 'for life'