Image via Wikipediaradical Muslims will know for a fact that Muslims are more than likely to be the victims of such attacks.
It's no surprise then that it's in the interests of Muslim nations to curb the "radical" ideology of the proponents of such ideas.
Those of us who feel concerned about the imminent threat of radical Islam tend to verge on hysteria which maybe the wrong way to go. Governments that react in haste only end up encroaching on our much valued freedoms all in the name of fighting the threat to terrorism.
We know how bad hysteria can get when we remember the episode of the innocent guy who was chased and gunned down by police in the subway in London.
Meanwhile, terrorists continue to blow up fellow Muslims in mosques and the only reasonable reaction might possibly be WTF?
In the article that I've placed a hyperlink in the first paragraph above, we can read what the experts (these being experts that I respect) say about how radical Islam is being addressed, we might see a glimmer of hope on the horizon.
I'm so tired of ranting about the threat of radical Islam that I feel energized to think there is a solution to the problem.
One thing is clear already. That without sound deradicalisation efforts, the various detention centres and prisons where a vast number of embittered Muslims are incarcerated worldwide can serve as an immense breeding ground for radicalisation and recruitment to terrorism. Instead, it may be possible to use them as effective epicentres of deradicalisation. Western nations, including Australia, would be well advised to devote a bigger portion of their effort in the war on terror to the battle for hearts and minds, at home among detainees and perhaps by helping finance deradicalisation programs in countries in their regions.