A You-Can-Say-That-Again Alert from CNSNews.com, with thanks to Nicolei:
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – The Western world has no “recipe” for dealing with international terrorism; it is “reacting, not initiating,” reserve Israeli Army Maj.-Gen Jacob Amidror said here on Friday.
Drastic changes are needed from both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities if the Western world hopes to wage an effective war against the global threat, other analysts agreed….
“They don’t control the Muslim community inside of England,” said Amidror, a former head of Israeli army intelligence assessment. “They cannot admit that [their] citizens are part of the problem.”
According to Amidror, the solution for winning the war on terrorism requires three elements.
“Inside each country [the authorities must] control the communities that might be connected [to terrorism]. A the end of the day, not all Muslims are terrorists but most terrorists are Muslims,” Amidror told Cybercast News Service.
The global community also needs to build an international anti-terrorist organization — one that would go beyond the current level of intelligence-sharing between countries, he said.
And as part of the long-term war against terrorism, some of the “good habits” enjoyed by the democratic countries such as open borders and open societies might have to be limited, he said….
Unfortunately the way to crack down on terrorists involves limiting human rights and civil liberties, said Dr. Ely Karmon of the International Policy Institute on Counter-Terrorism.
London and the United Kingdom have long been refuges for Islamist leaders, and only recently did the U.K. pass anti-terror laws resulting in the arrest of certain suspects, Karmon said.
“If, in the end, the perpetrators [of the London attack] were members of the Muslim community in the U.K., the government will have to [take] much more control and the population at large will suffer,” he said….
But counter-terrorism expert Yoram Schweitzer from the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv said there is another aspect to the war against terrorism.
Islamic leaders, particularly those in Europe, must be more forceful in their rejection of the radical Islamic element, said Schweitzer in a telephone interview.
And not just forceful in words, either, or their ultimate loyalties must be doubted.