Compelling evidence of the stark evolutionary and revolutionary use and scale of violence by the radicalized to disrupt and to scare civil society, was demonstrated by the modus operandi of the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City by terrorists in 2001.
Subsequently, further evidence as to the length and complexity heinous radicals would dare venture in attempts to inflict harm upon innocents, has been shown through the arrest of the 'shoe-bomber' aboard an aircraft. While many sophisticated methods to carry out acts of violence upon peaceful society have been thwarted, some were not.
Yesterday, brave United States(US) servicemen foiled a possible massacre by a radicalized criminal on board a train in Europe, thus underscoring the present and ongoing danger innocents face from the radicalized.
Therefore, it is imperative that humanity employs all means available to deter violent acts by the radicalized. And to this end, ongoing efforts to identify and to diffuse potentially violent radicals must be widened.
The engagement of individuals at risk of becoming radicalized should be strengthened through community outreach programs, sports, cultural and after- school activities.
However, such traditional engagements practiced to promote calm in many urban communities, might not prove to be sufficient to deter radicalization. But a more radical approach to purge radicalization and extremism might also become necessary.
To this end, the engagement of potential radicals under the blaring sun and in the rocky highlands could be a means of demonstrating to them the irreversible pain and suffering radicalized violence has upon innocents.
In other words, it could become necessary to stoke radicalization under controlled settings as a means to deterring the evolutionary and revolutionary use and scale of violence against civil society.