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Links, 07-19-2005

Warning: politically incorrect links ahead.

I have been telling people that the war on terrorism, to be successful, can be no less than a war against Islam. Cal Thomas seems to get it. According to Thomas,

Here's what Blair should say to the Muslim leaders: "The onus is on you guys. You find and shut down the terrorists and their network. You turn those who incite, plan and encourage violence over to the authorities. If you don't act, we will by closing and bulldozing the mosques and schools that incubate and instruct the killers, prosecuting the terrorists we find and deporting them and their clerics, and closing our borders to anyone from countries that harbor and teach terrorists. Those who are British citizens will be stripped of their citizenship."
What happened to unconditional surrender?

Phil Johnson gets it, too. He wrote,

In the days when plain-speaking was deemed a virtue, we would have called the strife that now dominates western society what is in reality: a war against radical Islamists and their fanatical belief system. As a matter of fact, the conflict that dominates world news today has everything to do with religion. The aggressors have all been fanatical adherents to one religion in particular.

Here's a clue: It's not the Amish.
One more thing about language games and the politics of war and justice...

I am sure the Jesse Jacksons of the world consider Walter Williams an "Uncle Tom", but his truth is a lot more helpful than their patronizing. He writes,

One unappreciated tragedy that attests to the wasted talents of its peoples is that Africans tend to do well all around the world except in Africa. This is seen by the large number of prosperous, professional and skilled African families throughout Europe and the United States. Back home, these same people would be hamstrung by their corrupt governments.
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What Africa needs, foreign aid cannot deliver, and that's elimination of dictators and socialist regimes, establishment of political and economic freedom, rule of law and respect for individual rights. Until that happens, despite billions of dollars of foreign aid, Africa will remain a basket case.
Aid to Africa

2005-07-19 at 12:00 PM MT | |