Stop Asking ‘Why Do They Hate Us?’

Shortly after the latest ISIS suicide bombers struck in Brussels on March 22, German Green Party MPFranziska Brantner tweeted “Why do they hate us so much?” The intelligentsia’s ignorance perseveres in spite of the answer right in front of them: it’s not hatred but an ideology called Islamism that compels violence. We are now almost 15 years beyond 9/11, and it’s time to stop asking this question after every major jihadist attack.