I know what you're saying, but in reality, what can the West (or anyone for that matter) do about it? We can't just invade every country which adopts sharia law.
It makes me nervous when people talk about "the Islamic problem".....it has echoes of Hitler's "Final Solution" for the "Jewish Problem".ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
No, we can't invade everyone, but there are other ways, economic and diplomatic, to effect change, an American Embargo is a very powerful weapon, and if the rest of the west were to go in on it, it would be deadly to any regime. Of course, this presupposes we solve the oil problem, which we have the technological capabilities to do (bio-diesel, hydorgen, etc.), we're just not willing to spend the resources to force the transistion along, plus the wealthy oil companies want to maintain the status quo as long as possible. As far as my 'Final Solution' for the 'Islamic Problem' I dont suggest anything as radical as Hitler did for the Jews; while I do advocate a shrinking, and hopefully eventual elimination, of Islam, I think re-education and secularization, not genocide, is the key (yes, Christianization would be ideal, but let's be somewhat realistic).
But not all mosques support terrorism- many have spoken out against it. So excluding institutions on the basis of violence won't stop the expansion of Islam- you would have to prove that Islam (and not just Islamic extremists) support terrorism and pose a threat to National Security. And this decision could only be based on the theological examination of Islam So you either have to ban the religion or not. And if you do, then what makes you any different from countries like Indonesia and Saudi Arabia?
There is a considerable difference between the common proposal I seem to see here and Countries like Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, we want to limit Islam, not establish a Christian Theocracy. Personally, I'm happy enough to live by Christians of any persuasion, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Animists, Theists, Atheists, Agnostics, et cetera, and most all these groups recognize that they'd be substantially better off without the Moslems. There happens to be one major world religion that is a significant problem, and I do not think it is unrealistic to believe we should single it out...If one country was the source of all the problems Islam is, we'd certainly take some action to limit the country, I dont see how singling out islam is much different.
This wouldn't be a problem if we were living in the Byzantine Empire, but we aren't!
Now that is a great tragedy, our God-Beloved Emperors could certainly have worked on a solution to this problem