Re: TERRORISM: The grim prospects

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 14:56:10 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:

> There have been a number of pro-Muslim articles and TV programs
> here on Muslim culture.
> That's the rub, this wasn't supposed to be about Islam, it was
> supposed to be about terrorism, but it most certainly has become
> about Islam, largely because we insist on trying to placate them.

Who are "them" in the above? The Muslims in general?

> This has turned into a chance for everyone who doesn't like the
> U.S. to get out their list of grievances, real or imagined.

Is this a necessarily bad thing? I think it would be a damn
good time to understand how the US is seen in the world and why
and to do something about it where/if necessary.

> I too think we need to respond strongly, and I'm still waiting for
> it to happen.
> I think we're on the wrong track. I think we're screwing around and
> we need to get serious.

What does serious look like if you think what is currently being
done is not serious?

- samantha

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