The terrorist within

With news about the foiled terror plot in Britain still unfolding, it’s still a little early to jump to conclusions. But apparently the people who have been arrested so far were young, British citizens of Asian descent. Sound familiar? So here is what I want to know:

  • Who are their neighbors?
  • Who are their friends?
  • Who are their families?
  • Where do they go to school?
  • Where do they work?
  • Where do they attend service?

Last time I checked terrorists don’t operate in a vacuum: they have everyday needs and do everyday things, too, and need to rely on their immediate social networks. Seems to me like too many people in these communities are turning a blind eye these days.

This is where the real problem lies.

This is also another reason why earlier this year it wasn’t just about cartoons.

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