Denmark has initiated a rehab program for returning Isis Jihadists suffering from wounds and trauma while supporting their faimlies at the same time. There is something very disturbing about this picture. How should our nation act or any peace loving nation?
St Thomas Aquinas says, in Part 2, 2, Q 188, 3:
Reply to Objection 1. Not to resist evil may be understood in two ways. First, in the sense of forgiving the wrong done to oneself, and thus it may pertain to perfection, when it is expedient to act thus for the spiritual welfare of others. Secondly, **in the sense of tolerating patiently the wrongs done to others: and this *pertains to imperfection, or even to vice, *if one be able to resist the wrongdoer in a becoming manner. **Hence Ambrose says (De Offic. i, 27): **“The courage whereby a man in battle defends his country against barbarians, or protects the weak at home, or his friends against robbers is full of justice”: **even so our Lord says in the passage quoted [Luke 6:30 “Of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again”; Cf. Matthew 5:40, " . . . thy goods, ask them not again." If, however, a man were not to demand the return of that which belongs to another, he would sin if it were his business to do so: for **it is praiseworthy to give away one’s own, but not another’s property. And much less should the things of God be neglected, for as Chrysostom [Hom. v in Matth. in the Opus Imperfectum, falsely ascribed to St. John Chrysostom] says, **“it is most wicked to overlook the wrongs done to God.” **
We have lost too many good cheeks. It is moral to defend the weak and helpless. It is moral to take up arms against terrorists who kill, behead, rape, enslave, and behead the innocent. It is immoral not to.
I agree that the weak, the helpless should be defended. I agree that persons who slaughter innocents, burn them alive, destroy the homes of innocents, massacre innocents with explosives and firearms should be stopped.
I think we should start with the professional murderers first, namely the state ones. Jihadists got nuthin’ on 50 million from a single murder method.