This week’s writing assignment
from Arthur, who wants it In 100 words or less
Those who argue that it’s up to us to stop terrorism, if only we would change our policies, somehow never seem to be particularly concerned about the larger implications of such changes. So here is a simple task:
Explain in 100 words or less, how the Middle East ruled by bin Laden and religious fanatics controlling most of the world’s oil reserves is in America’s – and the Western world’s – interest.
Explain in another 100 words or less, how you are going to ensure this scenario will not become reality after the West “stops the aggression against Muslims”.
If you still have more time, explain in – oh, what the hell, take as many words as you like – why bin Laden doesn’t really mean it when he says
The first thing that we are calling you [the United States] to is Islam…
The second thing we call you to, is to stop your oppression, lies, immorality and debauchery that has spread among you. We call you to be a people of manners, principles, honour, and purity; to reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling’s, and trading with interest.
and that once in control of a radical Islamic superstate, he will forget about what he considers to be his religious duty to convert all the unbelievers to his version of Islam.
While you’re at it, prove in 100 words or less two instances in history (10,000 years’ worth) when appeasement has worked in the long run.
Go ahead, knock yourself out.