Two different thoughts on why terrorism happens

There appear to be two schools of thought on the Right as to why terrorism happens. The first is opined by Hoover Institute’s Victor David Hanson in National Review. The second is given by Independent Institute’s Sheldon Richman in Reason. Both are quite interesting in how they show a major split between conservatives and libertarians (although Richman is probably closer to an anarcho-capitalist or an agorist) on foreign policy and what to do in the face of Islamic extremism.

Hanson’s view is simple: The West allows itself to be attacked because of its openness and willingness to accept whoever.

  • Two scholars, both missing the point.

    Islamic theology is the root problem. Islam incites it’s followers to commit violence. How many examples do you need?

    The, “blame it on the US” crowd, have no excuse for the Philippines, Southern Thailand, or other other Islamic jihad sites not associated with the US.

    As for Israel – it’s clearly Islamic theology.

    Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    Islamic theology is the problem. Islamic reformation or it will only get worse.