Terrorisme bevechten volgens Dilbert

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As you know, the best way to solve a problem is to identify the core belief that causes the problem; then mock that belief until the people who hold it insist that you heard them wrong.

The core belief that drives terrorism is the notion of a “holy place,” along with the idea that some people belong there and other people don??t. That??s why the only solution to terrorism is for religious scholars to hold a global summit to agree on the definition of “holy place.” Once they agree on a definition, it will be easier to mock it into submission.

At some point during the summit, probably after a week or so, the scholars would tire of saying to each other, “Nice hat” and asking, “What setting do you use to trim your ratty beard?” Then they??d get down to the business of defining what makes a place holy. Someone would suggest that the key things are the location and the fact that something holy happened there. Eventually, someone with a second-grade understanding of space, possibly the busboy, would point out that everything in the universe has moved a gazillion miles since the holy event, and the concept of location is meaningless unless all the reference points stay put. The best-case scenario is that the “holy place” is now a billion miles away, floating in empty space.