Terrorists Don't Look Like Monsters
By Micah Halpern
Thursday July 14, 2005
I've Been Thinking:
Now that the identities of the British suicide bombers are known, their families and friends are talking about them.
We now know that one of the bombers was a doting, dutiful son. One of them, married and the father of a 14 month old, was a mentor for special needs children and helped the kids integrate into British society.
Most people who had contact with the bombers are registering shock. "He was so nice." "I never would have believed."
Well, they should not be shocked and neither should we.
Terrorists do not see themselves as we see them in the aftermath of the attack.