Piper's News Comments

Thursday, July 07, 2005

London Bombings - Religious Wars

As we absorb the recent bombing events in London, when will we stop using the sanitized, non-judgmental term 'terrorist' and start referring to these incidents for what they are -- an all-out religious war.

We have all seen the statistics over the past years of the perpetrators of these attacks--they are 100% Islamic background. We refer to these individuals as 'extremists', but it goes much deeper. We are not dealing with a 'few bad apples' here. We are dealing with a religious philosophy that denies the right of any other religion to exist.

The recent death of the Pope with the convergence of world attention upon Rome highlighted a fundamental difference with Islam. It has no central authority, no central leadership, no person or organization that can be held accountable. Rather it is a series of fiefdoms, warlords, and clerics that derive their power and authority strictly by fiat.

The same Internet that allows me to post my thoughts also allows these disconnected and unorganized 'religious cells' to spread their vitrolic words and pictures for all to see. It also allows them to conduct business in a non-traceable fashion, with no consequences for their actions.

So, what do we do?

I have no specifics other than to suggest we call a 'spade a spade'. Do we return to the Middle Ages and the Crusades? Only time will tell.


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