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.

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  • John Boy

    The Quran.

  • Alain

    Interesting take but there are a few major faults. The first is attributing jihad (the writer calls it terrorism) to modern Islam ignoring that jihadism/Islamic terrorism has been there from the birth of Islam, and in fact was used as a tool to impose Islam on non Muslims everywhere. It had nothing to do with the land or climate: in fact Islam was birthed on it.

    Also on the subject of the need to hold to account those who finance “extremism and fanaticism”, it should also include those who collaborate with the terrorists be they Muslim or non Muslim. Actually it is due to the non Muslim collaborators that the necessary means to end this continues to be either sabotaged or just avoided.

  • WalterBannon

    The Roots Of Terrorism are: a) Marxism and b) Islam