It seems that one of the most difficult concepts to accept, on this board at least, is that there are reasons for terrorism that lay outside one of the popular formulations that Palestinians do so,â€œfor the sake of killingâ€.
A British MP offers a view which, I think might be accepted by many thinking people.
He said, â€œmany decentâ€™ people â€œcannot help somehow admiring the terrorists and even assisting them when they seek refuge in their housesâ€.
To combat the cause the terrorism, what is required is to â€œremove the legitimate cause of grievancesâ€ and to â€œstate objectivelyâ€¦the historical causes for the growth of this beastly phenomenon in a decent peopleâ€.
If this is done it would win â€œsupport of the moderate elements in suppressing terrorism, and I believe that the majority of the population would turn against the extremistsâ€.
Taking the opposite course (as currently), he says, â€œwould merely provokeâ€¦a fanatical support of the extremistsâ€.