It seems bizarre to tarnish an entire community just based on the actions of a couple of dozen people. But that's what the BBC seems to want to do. Today BBC News 24 kept referring to the "enemy within" and wondered whether we'd feel the same about our Muslim neighbours after the current terror alert. Then it had people commenting on how terrorists are created by alienation from society and we should try and engage with Muslims more.
Terrorists are criminals. Just as I laughed at the idea of a gay man becoming a burglar because of homophobia only an idiot would believe these guys suddenly become terrorists just because they were faced with prejudice and felt unloved by the "white folk". I'm sure that terrorists rationalise things that way, but it's a joke.
Terrorists tend to be young and male. They are in my opinion similar to the white yobs loose in the country. I.e. they are nasty, stupid idiots with nothing better to do with their time than cause upset and misery. It just happens that these home grown terrorists of ours want to use bombs instead of broken bottles and knives to make their mischief. Just look at the kind of people involved in the Troubles in Northern Ireland... yobs, criminals and the stupid.
I really think we should stop calling them terrorists (I think theand just refer to them as murderers, attempted murderers and the new term "power crazed bastards". That way we can all remember that whatever they say they believe they don't speak for the majority of Muslims in this country who have been loyal subjects for many years from the days of the Raj to the 21st Century. So would our media stop attempting to break up our country into seperate "communities".
On a lighter note...