Sorry to be blunt, but recent events do provoke these questions in even reasonable, liberal people….
Are these backwards Muslim countries a lost cause? I’m beginning to think so.
Should we just get out of there and let both Iraq and Afghanistan destroy themselves? I’m beginning to think so.
Our young sons are dying trying to give them better lives. For what? For them to unleash suicide bombs on us, to detonate roadside bombs to kill and maim us, to elect terrorists to public office (see the wonderful citizens of Palestine, the same ones who danced in the streets on 9/11).
What about just leaving them to their own devices and keeping an eye on them? If they happen to develop any technology that may be used to harm a free country, or perhaps I should say a non-Muslim country since that’s their goal, then just fire some precision guided missiles to take out that ability. Chances are though, that their mentality will keep them living like it’s the year 600 AD, since none of those countries has done anything to advance human civilization in hundreds of years.
“Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die.”
Remember that this is from followers of the so-called “Religion Of Peace”.
“The government is scared of the international community. But the people will kill him if he is freed.”
And we have this jewel:
“Cut off his head!”…”We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there’s nothing left.”
But what about just moving him to a civilized country that respects peoples’ human rights?
“If he is allowed to live in the West then others will claim to be Christian so they can too….We must set an example. … He must be hanged.”
Imagine that! Opening individuals’ eyes to the possibility of the love of Jesus Christ and living in a free society. No!…don’t let them see so they might leave this country of bountiful opium harvests, IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), cave-dwelling terrorists, and, dare I say, a hate-filled and violence-preaching religion.
“We are a small country and we welcome the help the outside world is giving us, but please don’t interfere in this issue….We are Muslims and these are our beliefs. This is much more important to us than all the aid the world has given us.”
Can we just put a big fence around these people?
At least there are voices of reason piping up all around the civilized world, even the New York Times…
“The case is more than deeply troubling, it’s barbaric….If Afghanistan wants to return to the Taliban days, it can do so without the help of the United States.”
And we all thought the cartoon crisis was ridiculous.