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Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

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Absolutely horrible. And sad to say this horrific incident will be topped by another similar one in the coming days and soon forgotten. Manchester is already fading.

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I hope things don't heat up further in Ramadan.

This last week has been sickening.

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Jimizo - absolutely. What shall we do about this radical Islamic terror problem?

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@Clamenza

A tough question. This is a worldwide problem affecting scores of countries.

A start would be to get tough with one of the main supporters of terrorism - Saudi Arabia. This country funds terrorism, sponsors the dissemination of murderous propaganda and provides manpower to back it up.

A tough leader prepared to confront these people rather than a rightist virtue-signaling cuck prepared to bend over for them while selling them weaponry would be a step forward.

What do you think?

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@Clamenza

I think it's true that many leaders have crumbled and kowtowed to the Saudis. It's just that Trump raised the hopes of some with his tough talk but ended up wobbling and melting like a jelly. It was a pathetic sight.

The people who carry out this filth are unspeakable. That goes without saying. However, you're not going to win by playing whack-a-mole with deranged religious lunatics. If you wipe out IS, another group will soon pop up.

Hitting the core of this problem seems to be the best way forward.

It's just that nobody has the guts to do it.

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Jimizo

A start would be to get tough with one of the main supporters of terrorism - Saudi Arabia.

America was one of the biggest supporters of terrorist group with money and weapons. Bin Laden was a friend when the Russians were in Afghanistan. Iran is equal in support of terrorism to that of Saudi. Probably even North Korea and Pakistan are supporting groups. Billion of dollars disappeared into Afghanistan. At one point the Americans supported Gaddafi and Hussein. Terror groups in South America too.

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Hiding behind masks, IS going for the weak and vulnerable again. Ethnic cleansing at work.

They're already hard at work in Tunisia and Libya, probing for soft spots. If they can't have Iraq or Syria, they'll try to take Egypt.

The majority population of Egypt are too sophisticated I feel, and do not want IS and their concomitant death and destruction.

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What shall we do about this radical Islamic terror problem?

Hard to know what to do, but easy to know what not to do. Alienating the non-radicals by ostracizing them, criticizing them for sharing a religion, and declaring that we are at war with them most definitely will only make the problem worse, and take us further away from a solution rather than closer to one.

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When will moderate Muslims put an end to their radical factions harming others?

Only they can solve this by making violence socially unacceptable.

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UK politicians making awful comments, racial/anti-semite or otherwise, is not the sole preserve of Muslims. Gurbuz was as much an idiot as her colleagues in other parties who engage in sectarianism, racism, homophobia and other such topics.

In mitigation, she made these comments when she was younger and politically immature and has since apologised and regretted them.

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A start would be to get tough with one of the main supporters of terrorism - Saudi Arabia. 

But how to get tough? What leverage does the US really have?

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theFu May 26  11:27 pm JST

When will moderate Muslims put an end to their radical factions harming others?

Only they can solve this by making violence socially unacceptable.

Comments like these show the really deep ignorance so many of the outside community have about moderate Muslims. They do condemn this. All the time. Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was kicked out of his own mosque and reported to police by the moderate Muslims in his community when he flipped out over his Mosque presenting a sermon condemning Daesh/IS.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/manchester-arena-bomber-salman-abedi-10498466

It's not like the kind of horrific tactics Daesh practices are socially acceptable in the Middle East. That's why other Muslims insist on calling them "Daesh" as opposed to the name they've given themselves, "Islamic State". I wonder if many of the pulpit pounders pontificating on how passive moderate Muslims in the middle East are have even the slightest idea of what conditions are like when Daesh invades a city - because it's literally an invasion. It's not like some guy rolls up and says, "He my Muslim brothers and sisters, wanna put on black masks and behead some infidels?" to a crowd of cheers. It's generally a military convoy moving in and literally murdering anyone who doesn't accept their radical authority. And the people under their rule tend to be poor, uneducated, and desperate (especially in Iraq after Bush utterly bungled their country's reconstruction), so it's not like there's much they can do to fight back.

It's so darkly amusing and sad that so many western observers seem to think Daesh's fighters are motivated by their religion, when most of the prisoners we capture can't even read the holy book people think is driving them. It's the same thing that has driven paramilitary groups all around the world - a core of fanatics taking advantage of a much larger group of desperate people who don't have the means to fight back.

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When will moderate Muslims put an end to their radical factions harming others?

How can the radical factions be 'theirs'? By definition the moderates are not radical.

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When will moderate Muslims put an end to their radical factions harming others? 

Only they can solve this by making violence socially unacceptable.

That will be difficult. In some Muslim-majority countries speaking out against things like suicide bombing can be extremely dangerous. Incredibly brave people have been killed for taking decent, moral positions.

Check the Pew polls undertaken in various Muslim majority on support for suicide bombing against non-combatants. The results are horrific. What's worse is that many of these countries are not regarded as the most extreme.

Some seem to be painting a picture of a Muslim world populated by a tiny minority of extremists with the rest holding peaceful, liberal ideas completely in keeping with the 21st century.

This is demonstrably false and depressing. The best I've heard when this is pointed out is that the pollsters and those who read them are Islamophobic.

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US Christians attack Iraq and admit to killing ~100 innocent civilians.

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