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    • Gene
    • 03.01.10 | 16:01 (IST)

    First of all, don't compare the totalitarianism in the USSR to theocratic totalitarianism spreading in the Arab and Muslim world. Yes, Western democracies faced a powerful enemy in the USSR, but the people living there, surely by the 1970s (I'm one of them), no longer believed in their communist overlords; in fact, they desperately wanted to return to pre-communist, capitalist times (but this time with democracy- and they did so for the most part). In the Islamic world, on the other hand, the majority of the populations there see the West, democracy, and aspects of capitalism as intrinsically evil. They are also ready to blow themselves AND their children up for their Islamic beliefs- are you willing to do the same for Democracy?- NO! nor do I or any other Westerner. That's why we need draconian safeguards to keep Jihadists out of our country and off our roads and airplanes! The US, EU, Israel, etc have NO choice but to combat the insidious threat of Jihadist Islam!

    from the article: Appeasing high risk groups can prove deadly
    First published 01:10 03.01.10 | Last updated 12:38 03.01.10
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