Saturday, November 13, 2004

The wrong way to fight terror 

Comes the reaction:
"There have been more than 20 incidents of fires or vandalism at Muslim buildings - and a handful of retaliatory attacks on Christian churches - since the Nov. 2 killing of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a suspected Muslim radical."
This is not on. Burning mosques has to be condemned as strongly as murder or other acts of terror. It's wrong, it's vigilantism, it's not how we do business.

As I wrote a few days ago, I'm glad that Holland has finally woken up from its post-modern Eutopian stupor to the dangers of Islamofascism in its midst, although it's tragic that it has taken a murder of an artists to do so. But after this spate of vandalism and vigilantism, the tolerant and sensitive Europe has very little moral high ground to lecture the United States about the response to terrorism and maintaining multicultural harmony in an uncertain world.

Dear Dutchmen, like the United States did after September 11 - go after the terrorists. If the mosques, schools and community organizations are inciting, financing or organizing violence - shut them down. Fight them with the rule of law, not Molotov cocktails.


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