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The fight for human freedom - Islamism - The solution


  9/11 and the global jihad

Let's change the Islamic world

The worst countries

Let's change the world

In defence of a new form of imperialism

Optimism

Pessimism

The problem - What is wrong with the Islamic world?

The root cause of Islamist terror

In defence of cultural imperialism

Afghanistan

Iraq

Who is winning?

Islam needs to become less confident


Islamism - The solution - The Islamic world must change

The modern, globalised, utopian movement of Islamism poses a threat to all free countries. How big that threat is remains to be seen. But the solution is clear. The solution is not to appease this evil philosophy. The solution is that America and the West must assert their values, and find ways to spread them and destroy Islamist culture. The solution is the Islamic world must change.

Ultimately, by a long cold war and various hot wars, the ideology of Islamism must be destroyed. Islamism - or any ideology that denies human freedom - should have no place in our world.




9/11 and the global jihad




Let's change the Islamic world

To prevent more 9/11s or even a nuclear attack on the West, Islamism must be destroyed in the early part of this century.

Terror-sponsoring regimes must be ended. The poison being spread by clerics and media must be stopped. The West must stop supporting Islamists both at home and abroad. Needless to say, this work has not even begun.



Offence, not defence



The dream of changing the Middle East




Bush speech, 2003: "The Forward Strategy of Freedom"

"Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe - because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty. As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment, and violence ready for export. And with the spread of weapons that can bring catastrophic harm to our country and to our friends, it would be reckless to accept the status quo.
Therefore, the United States has adopted a new policy, a forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East. This strategy requires the same persistence and energy and idealism we have shown before. And it will yield the same results. As in Europe, as in Asia, as in every region of the world, the advance of freedom leads to peace. The advance of freedom is the calling of our time"

- President George W. Bush, Nov 2003.


  


The worst countries

  1. Afghanistan - Al-Qa'ida, who had attacked America, and killed thousands of Americans for no reason, were supported by the Taliban of Afghanistan. The US, incredibly reasonably, offered to allow the Taliban butchers to stay in power enslaving their own people if they would hand over Al-Qa'ida. The Taliban refused. So the US took out the Al-Qa'ida bases and destroyed the Taliban regime, in just five weeks.

  2. Iraq - The butcher Saddam Hussein enslaved his people and threatened the world. The US, incredibly reasonably, offered to allow him remain in power, murdering and torturing and robbing his own people, if he ceased to threaten the rest of the world. Saddam refused. So the US destroyed his entire regime, in just three weeks.


In the heady days of 2003, it seemed like a resurgent West would deal with the following countries too. But it was not to be.
  1. Iran - Time for the mullahs to go. The Islamic revolution was a failure and it is time to abandon it.

  2. Saudi Arabia - The source of anti-American and anti-Jewish poison.

  3. North Korea - Now probably the most evil, unstable, dangerous regime in the world.

  4. Sudan - Another candidate for the most evil regime in the world.




Cartoon from Cox and Forkum in 2003 (see here).
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Also on Those Shirts t-shirt (see here).



The worst countries



Let's change the world



Can the Arab world become democratic?




In defence of a new form of imperialism




Optimism




Pessimism

  


Pessimism: My view as at Aug 2014.
The Iraqis killed the dream that Arabs want to be free: "The Iraqis' ingratitude has killed nation building for Arabs for decades. Well done guys."
The awful "Arab Spring" then finished the dream off.


  

  

Islam needs to become less confident




"This is an amazing victory, a victory over a monster who gassed civilians, jailed children, sent millions into fruitless wars, harbored poisonous weapons to threaten free peoples, tortured thousands, and made alliances with every two-bit opportunist on the planet. It's a victory over those who marched in the millions to stop this liberation, over the endless media cynics, over the hate-America crowd, and the armchair generals. It's a victory for the two countries in the world that have always made freedom possible and who have now brought it to another corner of the world made dark by terror. It's a victory for the extraordinary servicemen and women who performed this task with such skill, cool, courage and restraint. It's a victory for optimism over pessimism, the righting of past wrongs, the assertion of universal truths against postmodern excuses, and of political leadership over appeasement. Celebrate it. Don't let the whiners take this away from you"
- Andrew Sullivan (when he was good) on the fall of Iraq, 2003.

"Let's get rid of them all"
- Tony Blair on the regimes of the unfree world.

"I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid."
- An unnamed dictator, quoted by Silvio Berlusconi after the Iraq war.
It turns out it was Gaddafi!

"Others understand the historic importance of our work. The terrorists know. They know that a vibrant, successful democracy at the heart of the Middle East will discredit their radical ideology of hate. They know that men and women with hope and purpose and dignity do not strap bombs on their bodies and kill the innocent. The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march. ... I believe that America is called to lead the cause of freedom in a new century. I believe that millions in the Middle East plead in silence for their liberty. I believe that given the chance, they will embrace the most honorable form of government ever devised by man. ... This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. ... Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom."
- President Bush's speech, Republican National Convention, Sept 2004.
It was not to be. But maybe a later leader will make it happen.




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