Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jul 17, 2005.
Since there are 1.5 million muslims in the UK, this would mean that about 240,000 of them are NOT against the use of violence.
Say only 10% of these are really hard-core. That would give a population of about 24,000 who might be termed as commited to the use of violence.
While this number is small compared to the total Muslim population, it is high enough to cause terrible damage if all were to act on their views.
Such numbers cannot be controlled soley by any government within the bounds of present law and policy, so it is up to the Muslim community to police itself much more vigilantly, if further terrorism is to be averted.
Failure to do so should lead to radical changes in law and policy, such as the halt of immigration by Muslims to anywhere in the Western World, and deprtation of militant Muslims living in the West, even if it means stripping them of citizenship.
I do not like the idea of discriminating against whole groups on account of their worst members. The peril involved in not discriminating may in this case, however, lead to consequences much worse than the discrimination itself.
UK security services should be all over these guys. They should be detained and deported. If they are homegrown UK citizens, they should be detained for as long as possible under the current anti-terrorism laws, then released for 30 seconds and detained again. The mosques that preach hate and violence must be closed down. But the cat's already out of the bag in the UK (and maybe the US). How can these dangerous security risks be controlled without contradicting the basic freedoms honored in the UK and US? Hate speech laws might help.
Considering that it only takes a handful to create terror attacks, this does not bode well at all.
Serious concern should be and is finally being noted in the Balkanization of the Muslims.
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