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Is there an end to this?

By this I mean Islamic terrorists killing innocent people? By innocent I of course mean in the eyes of everyone other than those who do the killing.

It is of course an extremely complicated subject, and one I have really yet to study, but as best as I can see there are two commonly quoted “justifications” for these attacks:

  • Reprisals for western involvement in wars against countries centered around the Islamic faith
  • Religious intolerance i.e. killing non-believers (those who don’t follow Islam)

Perhaps there is a solution to the first. However, I can’t see a solution to the second unless the entire world adopts a single faith – and that’s never going to happen. You would hope that in time there might be an increased tolerance of other ways of life and indeed of other faiths. However, I expect I may be both naive and optimistic in hoping this will happen.

It’s a sad, but undeniable truth, that we currently live in a world where hatred and intolerance is the new norm. Hate now counters hate. In such a climate the answer to the question posed in this blog post’s title is quite possibly “No”.

Thanks for reading.