Aye Reb, I'm aware
Phylo, my personal
stance on a solution to extremists is quite different from the current official
stance. Personally I think that it is not the message itself that should be condemned but that here is a certain type of people that will use a cause, any cause, to gain power over others and people susceptible to their message of hatred and violence based on only a few lines in the texts that describe that cause.
When talking about Islamic Extremists the religion itself is really just a sideshow. The actual debate is not on religion but on psychological, sociological and economical issues.
That notion is starting to dawn here and there. As usually happens when a problem announces itself people tend to react in a repressive way (and take that to extremes in some cases) and only after some time will a constructive solution be sought.
The extreme repression is embodied by that one politician, antagonising 800.000 decent people that happen to be muslim in order to get rid of a few tens of thousands potential extremists.
By now the first tentative initiatives are taken to talk to the ones that are likely to get carried away by the extremists just because they are disgruntled over other
That is not thanks to our fine and dandy repressive politician (he lacks the insight and the moral fibre to think that far ahead) but thanks to reason coming back after a period when too many people wanted nothing but harsh methods.
This problem and its solution are still evolving toward the solution. That takes time. Maybe too much time but maybe not.
"Never remove the message - remove the audience...."
Exactly. Just hope that the intertwined motives of politicians, media and general dumbness...oops, general public really do take over that one and it doesn't stop with the few initiatives being taken now.