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The Libertarian Response to Terrorism

Mag14 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 3:18 AM
"...one imagines that 99 percent of Muslims don’t support terrorism." That would be nice but imagining something doesn't make it so. We simply don't know the percentage.
qque Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 3:56 AM
According to my calculation, one percent of the Muslims is 16,000,000. That is still a bunch of terrorist supporters.
Vic156 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 8:29 AM
Unfortunately as in Boston 1 heavily armed man holds most of them hostage.

I’ve received several variations of this question since starting my “Question of the Week” series. Having never studied the terrorism issue, I’ve been ignoring those queries.

But I got several new emails on the topic after what happened in Boston, so I’m answering simply to make one point. There’s no way to create a perfectly safe, risk-free society.

That being said – and with the caveat that I have no expertise in this field, here are some random thoughts on the topic.

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