If Islam per se is not held responsible for its deeds, terror will continue in Europe
After last Fridays terror attack in Paris, all the politicians vow to step up security measures and and try to destroy the islamic state which is reiging large swathes of territory in Syria.
Some ideas might be right. As of now, the Russian air force is attacking the ISIS-held oil fields and the tanker truck columns that help smuggling that oil to their wiling ally Turkey where they can sell it on the black market, thus helping to fund the war ISIS is waging against the Syrian and Iraqi government and various non-governmental forces like Kurdish YPG forces that won the battle of Kobane.
However, combatting ISIS directly is notoriously hard unless civilized countries are willing to commit large ground troop contingents to encircle these medieval barbarians believing that the ideology of the seventh century, brought forward by a robber and butcher like the prophet of a certain religion which may not be named, but is well known, and accepting high losses, or a large outlay of money to take out these murderers, only to be waiting for the next group of them to form somewhere else, like maybe in Yemen.
The solution to the problem, that ISIS is just a symptom of Islam, and that 16% of the French population support ISIS,and 40% of the British muslims believe that the 7/7 attacks in London were justified. And approval rates for such terrorist groups, how heinous their crimes will be, will remain similar.
So there has to be a different approach to solve this problem without resolving to barbaric methods. And actually there is. Hold the entire muslim community responsible for their acts. And that's how it goes:
For every terrorist attack resulting in the death of one person in the west, which can be attributed to islam, Europe has to do the following:
This plan may sound imhumane, but this plan has several advantages:
In other words, unless we hold the faith responsible for the acts of a seemingly small minority, which however seems to be backed by a rather large strata of muslims in the European countries, terrorism and thus the constant curtailment of freedoms will not stop.
If we do not threaten drastic acts and take off our gloves, one day, a few extremists, backed by a large strata, will commit an attack that will make European governments capitulate in front of their demands, which will then grow exponentially until we have a few small Saudi-Arabias in Europe, with all the 'niceties' of that country which at least intellectually, stayed stuck in the seventh century BC.