It is time that we begin addressing terrorism on an educated and factual level. We cannot allow the disparity in media coverage to blind us from the facts and turn us into hateful or xenophobic people.
One thing I’m certain about in all of this, its not the religion that creates terrorists, its the politics and we need to look at ways to stop the people becoming radicalised.
Are we the problem? Did we create the segregation for these radicals to give them the platform to build and create havoc?
We are probably not going to like some of the outcomes, but I’m certain we need to have the debate!
Now there is a logical argument, we have too take our blinkers off and look at the broader issue.
The west and russia played chess over the middle east for years chasing oil or whatever. We took sides, we armed those that we supported and created mayhem when it suited and when it all fell over we left the weapons there and nicked off.
With no infrastructure and government, the ordinary people were easy pray for greedy war mungers and despot leaders. When people are naive, desperate and hungry history shows they will follow an Alpha who promises them salvation, Hitler promised his people and they acted on his word. Napoleon promised his people and they acted on his word, The sultans promised their people and they acted on his word, the crusaders, the witch hunts, the romans, the greeks, the Egyptians, the, the, the, the
Look at the US today Trump promised and he got elected - I’m not saying he is a despot I’m just saying he spoke to the people and they responded.
I am not condoning the acts of these lowlifes. I am saying people pray on people and often it is those they now or are around them.
Some of our poor, isolated, neglected, desperate and naive turn to crime, they rob, they harm, deal drugs, if these guys were surrounded by other poor people with nothing to rob or steal or deal what would they do? They would do what some alpha tells them to do.
I believe that no human bought up in a loving caring family circle, in a peaceful country like ours would want to grow up to be criminal or worse a terrorist. But when left isolated or lead down the wrong path they do become such things.
Look at us, we as WT supporters are desperate for a solid season and we hammer each other with our posts, some get really peeved with each other.
Sorry ill get off my soap box, but its sad when our first reactions is fear and hatred rather than understanding and compassion (not towards terrorist - but towards innocent muslim people). I would hope that if the tables had ever turned and our great country was ever in strife that one of our neighbouring countries would open their doors and let my family in. Maybe Malaysia or Singapore or Indonesia.