T.J. Brayshaw wrote:Cato institute, bastion of liberals, arguing that immigration of Muslims to U.S. is the best way to change minds, and therefore combat terrorism:
https://www.cato.org/blog/trump-wrong-m ... l-islamism
Thanks for that link, T.J. That article illustrates perfectly what needs to be done. Unfortunately we have a problem on two fronts. The first, we have Idiots like our tangerine president and cock ring believing that walls and travel bans will help us in the end. They won’t. The second, most liberals display an unwillingness to describe our problem within the Muslim world in honest terms. A small minority of Muslims are jihadists. True. However, a significant proportion are Islamists, and a full majority are conservative Muslims (e.g. wishing homosexuals death, wives must be submissive to their husbands, women are inferior to men). The problem within Islam should have been acknowledged by now and by all (I’m looking at you Obama).
This is a war of ideas and Islam (on a global scale) will need to be reformed. You win this war by providing sanctuary for moderate Muslims. A place where they can freely denounce the atrocities committed by ideologues. A place where their children can be free of the villainous influence of the extremists in their own countries. A future must be created where moderate Muslims can promote secular democracies from within their countries of origin. This will happen only if America continues to serve as a model. You cannot get to that future via isolationism.