Islam is what you would get if a bunch of anarchists decided to start a religion.
There is no global leadership and all decisions are made at the local level. In other words, there are millions of small pockets of Islam who are doing whatever they think is right. There is no main authority making policy for this religion.
That really struck home when it was crowed all over the news this week that about 130 Islamic groups had issued a "fatwah" against the terrorists. Everybody was saying, "It's about time" and "This is just what is needed."
My reaction was, "So what?" From what I understand, these are all small, local groups. Even if every one of them had 1,000 members, that's only 130,000 people. Out of about 1.5 billion Muslims. Sure, it's a step in the right direction, but it's going to take a whole lot more than that to stop these terrorists.
There is no main, global body (like the Vatican, for instance) that can issue an international fatwah, thereby allowing tens-of-thousands of Muslim groups around the world to continue to support the terrorists.
And I don't think that that number is inflated by any means. If anything it seems to be very conservative judging by recent polls from the Muslim community. Yes, support for the terrorists has dropped in the Muslim community, but a lot of the poll numbers are still hovering around 50%. That's a lot of people who still support the terrorists!
Until this religion finds a leader who will bring the vast majority of Muslims together in condemning terror and reforming their religion, we are going to have to keep killing these people. Eventually, after a massive attack on the U.S., which will happen, we are going to have to kill them in very large numbers.
Republicans roundly condemned Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) for suggesting that we nuke Muslim holy sites if the terrorists nuke us, but that was a knee-jerk, politically correct reaction. Have any of them thought about what our reaction to Muslim terrorists nuking a US city should or would be?
Think about it: what should we do when it happens? I want an answer.
And I have no doubt that it will happen, whether next week or ten years from now. If we can't stop Mexican bean-pickers from sneaking across the border, what makes anyone think that we can stop a terrorist with a nuke?
Are we going to say that this was just a lone nutcase so as not to have to retaliate? Not to have to make the hard decision to end this war decisevely and let them nuke us again and again? Have we come that far in our political correctness? Or are we going to massively retaliate against these countries who are helping and supplying these people? There really will be no middle ground there.
The Left denigrates George Bush for trying to implant democracy in the Mideast, but that really is the only middle ground before-the-fact. If we can democratize these people before they nuke us, we won't have to make those hard decisions.