When Muslim jihadists are ready to just gun down or blow up unarmed men, women and children in the midst of prayer — Muslim or Christian — it means there are no moral, cultural or religious restraints left on the Islamic fringe. It’s anything goes. And it’s becoming routine.
What to do? So many, but not all, of the suicide bombers come from failing, humiliated societies that generate huge numbers of “sitting-around people,” who are easy prey for recruiters offering martyrdom and significance in the next life. We need to do what we can to eliminate their sources of energy. That means finishing our business in Afghanistan and Iraq, and settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and getting our military out of that region. But these will never be sufficient. There is a civil war in Islam today between the forces of decency and modernism and the suicidal jihadists. This stuff only stops when the Muslim forces of decency triumph — and delegitimize and crush the barbarism of Al Qaeda. It takes a village, and it’s going to take a while.It takes a village? That's the best you can come up with --warmed-over Hillary Clinton cliches? In fact, it's going to take a whole lot more than a flipping village, Tom. It's going to take an entire Dar (world)--our functioning, Western Dar resisting their failed, non-functioning Islamic Dar; the Dar that has generated all those "sitting-around people" with nothing but bitterness and hate and jihad and 72 skanky virgins on their minds.
And, newsflash for you, Tom, the only way you could ever "settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" to the slackers' satisfaction would be to get rid of that little piece of our Dar that inhabits and makes a mockery of their Dar.
Update: I suppose we should be grateful that TLF didn't trot out the Pogo.