posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:16 PM
We don't only go after Islamic Terrorists. We caught Timothy McVeigh, tried him and put him underground where he belongs. And he was "one of our
own". I've not heard any news story where they said "Some terrorists blew up a daycare facility, but they weren't Al-Quaeda so screw it, we're
gonna let it ride!".
They don't need reasons to hate us, they just do. Putting them on the couch isn't going to give either them or us any insight into why. They
don't want to talk, they want to kill us. The non-violent muslims who decry the actions of the jihadists at low volume from a non-aggressive
standpoint just aren't figuring into the picture because they aren't doing anything to change it.
I saw a post likening this to the Southern whites who did nothing during segregation, even if they opposed it. First, I must admit I will get prickly
heat if I don't say that all racism against blacks was/is not isolated to the South and this is an unfortunate stereotype. It was just not as
obvious. But that's another thread!
I think what might happen is the same thing as people standing by watching someone beat another person. (not cops, again, different thread). They
might not agree with it. Might feel it's wrong. But it's been my experience that hate is much more active and aggressive while goodness and love
are more passive. 20 decent people will watch as something happens and not act because they either fear the perpetrators or they feel they have no
authority to stop it. Those committing the inhumane acts inspire fear and feel perfectly authorized and not only within their rights to do these
things, but duty bound to do them. So perhaps the peaceful Muslims don't take action because, like many of us, they're scared to death of these
nuts. And when we see them on tv with the lululululu stuff and burning flags and whatnot, we have to keep in mind that they only have what they're
told to go on, and most don't have access to the internet or a free press. So you spend your entire lifetime under Saddam being fed only the kind of
information he wants you to hear, and that's what you have to go on. They don't have 20 news channels and 100 papers to do comparative analysis
with. So you get suicide bombers who are young, some were only children during the Gulf War and so THAT'S what they grew up on, and they're more
than willing to take out the Western White Devils. The older ones know better, but why give up a chance to win your cause when you have such ready
and willing cannon fodder at your disposal with the flaming youth lining up for their bomb belts? Bottom line: We didn't make them cut anyone's
head off or blow up any airplanes. They did it on their own. They made the decision. Their brothers and sisters in religion support them with their