The roots of terrorism

While the defence of liberty does require vigilance, the important thing to remember is that we are not at fault. We must hold still and strong that our truths – the right to liberty, freedom, free speech, habeas corpus, the right to assembly, democracy – to be self-evident and worth defending. Never to cower or explain away the actions of those who seek to kill for religious or cultural reasons. And to hold to account those who finance extremism and fanaticism in their quest to challenge western values.