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Romney Confronting Radical Jihad

Romney Confronting Radical Jihad

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Mitt Romney's plan for confronting radical Jihad.
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CHALLENGE:Jihadism \u2013 violent, radical, fundamental Islam \u2013

is this century\u2019s nightmare. It follows the same dark path as
last century\u2019s nightmares: fascism and Soviet communism.
Many still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed
by radical Islam, specifically by those extremists who promote
violent Jihad against the United States and the universal
values Americans espouse. Yet the Jihad has been with us
for some time.

Radical Islam has one goal: to replace all modern Islamic
states with a worldwide caliphate while destroying the United
States and converting all nonbelievers, forcibly if necessary, to
a fundamentalist form of Islam.

Merely closing our eyes and hoping that Jihadism will go away
is not an acceptable solution. U.S. military action alone
cannot change the hearts and minds of hundreds of millions
of Muslims. In the end, only Muslims themselves can defeat
the violent radicals. But we must work with them. The
consequences of ignoring this threat \u2013 such as a radicalized
Islamic actor possessing nuclear weapons \u2013 are
simply unacceptable.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY:\u201cToday, we face a new generation of

challenges, globally and here at home. We will do as Americans have always done: we will rise to the occasion. We have all that we need. We have technology, technology that would have been beyond the imagination of our grandparents. We have national wealth. And most important, we have the heart and passion of the American people - always the greatest source of our

strength as a nation.\u201d (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At The
George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library, 4/10/07)
GOVERNOR ROMNEY:\u201cI think many of us still fail to
comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam,

by Jihad. Understandably, we focus on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Our men and women are dying there. We think in terms of
countries, because we faced countries in last century\u2019s
conflicts. But the Jihad is much broader than any one nation
or nations. Jihad encompasses far more than the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict. For radical Islam, there is an over-arching
conflict and goal - replacing all modern Islamic states with a

caliphate, destroying America, and conquering the world.\u201d
(Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At The George Herbert Walker
Bush Presidential Library, 4/10/07)

Post Cold War Terrorist Incidents
Africa
745
8615
2980
East Central Asia
171
5487
214
Eastern Europe
1466
5121
1992
Latin America & The Caribbean
2283
3337
1945
Middle East/Persian Gulf
13048
48989
24869
North America
153
4083
3184
South Asia
4896
20887
8142
Southeast Asia & Oceania
1591
5217
1622
Western Europe
3636
2512
512
REGION
INCIDENTS
INJURIES
FATALITIES
TOTAL
27989
104248
45460
Source: The MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base; RAND
Source: Nuclear Threat Initiative
Key Post Cold War Jihadist Attacks
1994
Jewish
Com. Ctr.
Argentina
2001
9/11
Attacks
1993
WTC
2004
Madrid
Train

2005
Sharm
Al-Sheikh

1998
Kenya
Embassy

1992
Israeli
Embassy
Argentina

1998
Tanzania
Embassy

2005
London
Subway

2004
Beslan
School

2000
USS Cole

2002
Bali
Bombings

CHALLENGE #2:
Confronting Radical Jihad

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