Stephen Franks is a smart man, he has realised that we are in a war and he is now speaking up.
He explores the statements made by defence expert Dr David Kilcullen about the fight against ISIS and what we have to do to combat militant Islam.
Kilcullen highlights the risks fromÂ our internal responses (if the WestÂ fails to destroyÂ the caliphateâ€™s appeal to its own citizens):
â€śâ€¦if we fail to face the threat where it is today Â— primarily overseas Â— weÂ’ll suffer the consequences at home. This isnÂ’t to rehash some Cold War domino theory in which we Â“fight them there or weÂ’ll fight them hereÂ”. ItÂ’s just to recognise the reality that a purely isolationist, defensive, policing strategy Â— protecting ourselves at home rather than seeking to defeat terrorism abroad Â— ultimately means the end of society as we know it. Mass surveillance, secret police, a national-security state, guards on every gate, a garrison society: thatÂ’s what a Â“defensiveÂ” strategy actually entails.â€ť
He seems toÂ be warningÂ against the current mealy-mouthed approach to Islam within our countries, pretending that the conservativeÂ Islamic leaders, their schools and their doctrine are part of the solution, instead of recognisingÂ that they are fuel for the problem: Â Â Read more »