While some tell us that militant Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution, they hopefully assume that militant Islam is a small fraction of Islam, that moderate Islam characterizes Islam and, thus the problem of fighting terrorism is winnable.1 Looked at another way, there are about 1 billion adherents of Islam so that even if 1% is militant, America is up against 10 million potential if not active militants. The latter need not be numerous but only successful in obtaining and proficient in using weapons, non-military as well as military ones. Successful attacks against American targets have already been made by militant networks of several hundred or perhaps thousands of activists. They fear not death and their ranks are continually replaceable.

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