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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

William F. Buckley: Dumb, Dumbest: "That lesson in nice, reductionist, idiomatic thought brings to mind the current impasse. It is vividly introduced by the April 26 headline on the front page of the New York Times: 'MILITANTS IN EUROPE OPENLY CALL/ FOR JIHAD AND THE RULE OF ISLAM.' The lengthy dispatch speaks of young Arab militants, beginning with one representative group in Luton, England. Some of its members are quoted: 'They say they would like to see Prime Minister Tony Blair dead or deposed and an Islamic flag hanging outside No. 10 Downing Street.' "

If an organization, a nation, a church, cannot enforce its own vision and reason for existence, it doesn't deserve to exist, and will not for long.
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