Be open to motives

Cannot civilized society find the courage to look beyond violent persons’ atrocious acts?

Re: “Questions arise over police tactics in bomb plot bust,” July 9.

It seems Western society, and/or humanity, generally reacts to criminal acts themselves and disregards possible motives for those acts – indeed, knowledge that could perhaps prevent future monstrous conduct.

Rather than spout the seemingly only acceptable reply to the emotionally and politically charged topic of terrorism – i.e. unconditional condemnation – cannot civilized society find the courage to look beyond violent persons’ atrocious acts, however abhorrent, and more at the violent offenders’ motivations for committing the acts, such as morally and/or ethically corrupt world foreign policy?

By opening up our minds wide, we may possibly learn how to prevent future offences of the kind.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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