Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Terrorists Do It Because They Don't Have A Choice" Myth

MYTH
Terrorists commit violent actions because they have no other viable option

Palestinian terrorists and their advocates often claim that Palestinians commit terror out of desperation; that they have nothing better to do. Poverty, although unfortunate, does not justify terrorism. A lot of terrorists, e.g. Osama bin Laden, aren't the least bit poor and desperate. There is no connection between terrorism and poverty, nor is there an apparent connection between terrorism and social background, says a report by National Bureau of Economic Research members Alan Kreuger and Jitka Maleckova. These suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism are crimes against humanity as they specifically target innocent civilians. Suicide bombing is absolutely NEVER justified. Palestinians should negotiate or try to solve problems in a nonviolent way in the same way that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi did. The terrorists' mistakenly think that terrorism is going to make Israel give up land, and the terrorists ignore Israel's history of willingness to trade land for peace.

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