J.J. at AoSHQ had some interesting stuff this morning. I’m just going to swipe it and highlight the best parts.
Tarique Ghaffur (Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard when the 7/7 bombings took place) proposed last weekend, (that) we need to round up the terror watch list, all 3,000 of them, and intern the lot. And secondly, we need to lock down the 650 jihadis we allowed to return to the UK or get them out. If they went to Saudi or Syria to train, they can go back there. And their passport and right to British nationality hits the incinerator on their way out. I know all the arguments against internment-the camps become universities for terror, it will alienate other Muslims and help radicalise extremist sympathizers. And a few weeks ago I’d probably have said that tipped the balance. But we are way beyond that now.
Our security services clearly cannot cope in monitoring all the threats out there against us so it’s time we took the most obvious ones off the streets. If we breed more homegrown terror, we incarcerate or deport. A or B.
Spengler, aka David P. Goldman, over at PJ Media has a similar brainwave:
The way to win the war is to frighten the larger community of Muslims who passively support terror by action or inaction-frighten them so badly that they will inform on family members. Frightening the larger Muslim population in the West does not require a great deal of effort: a few thousand deportations would do.
A little tough love would do a lot more to reduce terrorist attack than all the “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” Kumba Yah horse dung the left is pushing. Still, I would favor deportations over internment camps. As we’ve seen with Club Gitmo, they tend to be portrayed in the media as worse than Birkenau, while in reality being four-star resorts for terrorists complete with soccer fields, halal food, and Qurans delivered with white gloves so they are not soiled by the dirty hands of infidels. (The media, once again, being helpful to the cause of Global Jihad.) Besides, I have a strong aversion to imprisoning people who haven’t violated laws. You could use the same logic to deny people their right to bear arms (as Britain has).
Deporting people who have actually trained in jihad or supported jihad would have a strong deterrent effect; just like “stop and frisk” had a strong deterrent effect in NYC before liberals stopped it because virtue signaling.
My feeling is that Islam is a totalitarian political movement that seeks the subjugation of humanity, or its destruction in the attempt. It is not compatible with a modern, civilized society. Unfortunately, it’s more modern (chronologically-speaking) twin, Leftism/Statism/Socialism has the same goals, minus the pseudo-religious trappings, and has definitely formed an alliance of convenience with the former.
He’s right about that. If every ISIS dispatch ended with “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Western Civ has got to go!” they would barely be distinguishable from a course syllabus at Evergreen State. The main difference between Islamic Supremacists and progressives is that the latter have a pretty fuzzy notion of their endgame: a Global Socialist Utopia that will Work This Time because the Right People (them) Will Be In Charge; whereas the former have a much more specific vision of a Global Caliphate ruled under the iron fist of Islam
But another thing the reason terror won’t stop is because it’s working. The terrorists are achieving their goals of getting the West to kneel to Islam. When pools and recreational facilities are separated by sex to appease Muslims, that is a concession to the terrorists. When schools in the United States teach Islamic propaganda and get children to recite verses from the Quran (but ban all expression of Christian faith), the Islamic Supremacists are winning. When laws are passed banning criticism of Islam and the Quran, that is a huge victory for Islamic Supremacy. When media companies ban the image of Mohammed, that is a concession to terrorists.
When the free countries of the world attack the only real democracy in the Middle East and give billions of dollars in aid to its enemies, that is an enormous victory for terrorism.
Terrorism is working. And as long as it keeps working, we will have more of it.