Radical Islamic Terrorists Do It Again.

I am outraged! Why? Take a guess. Yes, I am outraged that radical Islamic terrorists murdered 132 and injured 349 people three weeks ago, and then killed fourteen and injured 21 more, on last week. I am outraged so many Muslim individuals and groups feel justified in murdering innocent men, women, and children because of a difference of beliefs. I am outraged that a majority of educators from western democracies discuss how their respective governments are corrupt, immoral, unethical, illegal and illigitimate. I am outraged that a number of students, taught by the aforementioned instructors, now feel justified in joining ISIS.
However, what is the most outrageous is how world leaders seem unable or unwilling to do what is proper or neccesary to stop terrorism. They have attempted a number of strategies to stop terrorist attacks including accommodation, negotiation, a laissez-faire approach and containment but, all strategies have proven equally ineffective. Instead of assimilation, (encouraging immigrants to join their new culture), many western democracies chose accomodation which turned a misguided policy, granting European and Canadian neighborhoods to muslims to govern themselves under Sharia law, into “no-go zones.” No-go zones are terribly impoverished areas with horrible crime rates where local police, fire fighters and other government officials refuse to go to for fear of their lives. (http://smallgovreport.com/2015/01/09/europe-has-handed-over-hundreds-of-neighborhoods-to-sharia-law-and-its-not-going-too-well/) In the past negotiation has lead to treaties which were enforced and the consequences for violating them were harsh. Now world leaders use agreements which are rarely enforced. The consequences for violating the agreements are nothing or negligible. Terrorist nations such as Iran, (http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/iran-s-cheating_914654.html#!t), and terrorist organizations like Hamas, (http://www.nctc.gov/site/groups/hamas.html), have defied negotiatorson every previous agreement. Other terrorist groups such as Lord’s Resistance Army refused to sign an agreement previously mediated. (http://www.nctc.gov/site/groups/lra.html) Negotiation might be more successful if world leaders would provide more forceful consequences for violating agreements. Unfortunately the Koran permits its followers to lie to nonbelievers so negotiation may never be effective. (http://muslimfact.com/bm/terror-in-the-name-of-islam/islam-permits-lying-to-deceive-unbelievers-and-bri.shtml)
The same is true with the laissez-faire policies of the 1990’s and much of President Obama’s second term. During the 90’s, the U.S. and its allies allowed the Taliban to sieze control of Afghanistan, turn it into a terrorist training ground, and Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to gain power which lead to the attacks of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. In 2012, just months before the election, Barack Obama was warned how the unrest in Syria and a withdrawal of American troops would allow Al-Qaeda in Iraq to make a comeback and declare a Califate. (http://www.aei.org/publication/defense-intelligence-agency-warned-obama-about-isis-in-2012/)
Finally, containment has also been ineffective. Despite the bombing campaign, ISIS and other terrorist organizations such as Al Shabaab and the Houthi in Yemen are still gaining strength and aquiring more territory. In addition, the recent terrorist in Belgium, France, and the United States have shown that current strategies are insufficient. Finally recent intelligence reports indicate ISIS is not contained and could spread across the globe. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3349452/ISIS-not-contained-spread-globe-warns-White-House-intelligence-report.html)
The terrorists cannot be accommodated, negotiated with, just left alone or contained, they must be defeated or destroyed and until everyone understands that we will never be safe.


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