Apparantly, the "educated" world view is that Islamic terror does not spring forth from radical Islam: Hillary_Step disabuses me of that assumption as follows:
No, they cleverly shape the anger and frustration of those who listen to them into a focused and unfortunate direction
This is a typical left-wing and socialist apology for blatently criminal behavior on the part of these Islamic fanatics. The argument basically boils down to this: They only take up this attitude because the US antagonizes them. If we were just more placating, and a whole lot nicer, we would soon see this problem melt away, as these killers are really pretty nice (if desperate) people who are being molded by their clever suicide guru leaders. The west is really the root cause of the trouble (well, the west plus Israel...I guess).
This is the same thinking that blames wealthy americans for our inner city crime - people wouldn't be doing those bad things if we stepped in to equalize society and made sure that all those well-intentioned but desperate crack dealers and carjackers had an easier way to get money.
I think it is time that we face an ugly fact here in the 21st century: Islam is being despotised into an increasingly intolerant and agressive form of state religion. It is evil and it must be resisted by civilized nations. We cannot hope to apologize or negotiate our way around that fact. I am sure there are many here who will never agree with this statement - and that is fine. I just hope you folks never have to live under Islamic law.
I have posted my last on the subject for now - I notice that my total is rapidly approaching the magical 1000, and I want those last few posts to be on exJW issues, or at least on something more useful than a diatribe on how evil the United States Government and its elected president are.