In the West, an impressive wall of separation has been erected against Jihadists within. The introduction of a vast infrastructure of new laws redefining freedom of speech and militancy has enabled Europe, America, and Australia to threaten Muslim communities within their borders with a near suspension of civil rights should they flirt with militancy.
In addition, any further flows of new immigrants have by and large been blocked with draconian legislation virtually rendering it impossible to obtain visas, let alone immigrate. Just stand outside an American embassy in Cairo, Islamabad, Amman, or Riyadh to see the endless lines of those who will never be able to get in.
This may be regrettable, but it has been highly effective.
Monday, May 08, 2006
From the NY Sun, just a short excerpt: