In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Belgium, one thing is clear: radical Islam is in our midst, whether or not we choose to believe it. A pro-Muslim Government (in fact, one controlled by Muslims), combined with an era of political correctness, and a series of incidents (e.g. the San Bernardino shooting) prove that radical Islam is a threat, and one to be dealt with.
Just how will America (and the West for that matter) deal with radical Islam? First, we need to stop being politically correct. That means learning the truth about Islam, including its violent history and its calls for violence. At the same, that does not mean one should go out and commit crimes against Muslims (e.g. punching the first Muslim someone comes across). There are many good sources out there which provide details on Islam, especially Robert Spencer’s book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades and his blog Jihad Watch, as well as FrontPage Magazine and Discover the Networks. Hence, awareness is the key.
Second, we need to remove anyone who is ideologically driven from our government, whether that person be Muslim or leftist. The Obama Administration has plenty of people from both groups in its ranks (including Barack Obama himself). It is unlikely all of them can be removed this year, but given the upcoming election, they can all be replaced come January.
Third, the authorities need to crack down on any Islamist groups in the United States, whether it be a terrorist group or any sharia organization. Its members can be charged with conspiracy, whether it be terrorism, treason, etc. Deportation is an option, although it might result in Muslims joining terrorist or sharia groups abroad. In the case of imprisonment, Muslims need to stop being treated like VIPs- hence no more political correctness within our prisons and our government.
Fourth, our borders need to be secured and our immigration laws need to be enforced. I have no doubt that various terrorists have entered America illegally, and they need to be imprisoned or deported before they do any damage.
Fifth, when it comes to diplomacy, our government needs to get tough with Muslim countries, particularly Iran. The Iran nuclear deal needs to be scrapped, and military action can be taken against Iran, whether it be carried out by America or its allies.
Sixth, when it comes to the battlefield (e.g. ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban), I believe that unconditional surrender is the best way to deal with our enemies. It worked for Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and it worked for the Allies in World War II. Such a policy needs to be implemented in the war on terrorism, in which our enemies must surrender unconditionally, or they will be destroyed. And that means no negotiation or compromise.
Such measures need to be taken now, otherwise America will experience another major terrorist attack. However, it is unlikely that the Obama Administration will do anything. Hopefully the next administration will do so (depending on who is elected). But the question remains, will it be too late?