July 14, 2005
The British are shocked that four terrorist bombers could have been born in Britain and still kill their fellow Britains.
Except that being born in Britain doesn't make you British anymore than being born in a garage makes you a car.
It is self-deluded thinking that proximity to democracy will make one prefer that system to all others.
What happens after the next terrorist attack and the one after that?
What will governments do when one or more of them involve an unconventional and possibly nuclear weapon that kills hundreds of thousands, or millions?
That's what they are aiming for.
Why be content with a few when you can wipe out millions for Allah?
Will a president or prime minister assure the survivors from his secure bunker that Islam is a peaceful religion and these were just extremists?
We've let them into our countries and we allow them to teach and preach sedition.
The peace-lovers aren't helping us locate them.
At some point, someone is going to have to suggest that in order to improve our safety, might some action against them have to be as radical as theirs against us?
Does anyone know of a better solution?
In Northern Ireland, I'm Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.