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[quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Nov 20 2003, 02:08 PM
as far as the rest of the post yeah i realize its radical islam, but im saying what are the conditions that allowed the radical islam to take root? Its like saying we have roaches in the house, we have to kill the roaches, but no ones thinking about sealing up the holes or taking out the trash that they live on. No one wants to consider the root of the problems, just try to erradicate the symtoms.
bit is right. I know of a guy in the Bronx who had a roach problem -- a really bad one. After years of trying to exterminate them to no avail, one day he decided that he was going to seal off every possible entry point he could find, and keep absolutely no food in his house. He realized that the roaches weren't the problem; his existence and lifestyle were the problems.
Well, within two weeks, the roaches' circle of elders got together, and decided that -- because my buddy had taken away their motivation -- they were going to spend the rest of their days collecting discarded cans and bottles for needy children. Some of them actually help old ladies cross the Grand Concourse during rush hour! The bottom line is, once my hard-working, tax-paying, church-going buddy realized that HE was the problem, and not the filthy roaches, all was copacetic.