Response to Leon on Suicide Bombers

Leon seems to suggest that I’m proposing a solution to suicide bombers, but I’m not (and apologies to Leon if I’m misreading him).

All I was doing was pointing out that the stereotypes that the pollies and media propogate of the people who carry out suicide bombings (of which London probably was not one) being people who are poor and uneducated is incorrect.

I certainly am not suggesting that the fact that they generally are educated is the problem!

I have no idea if there are any solutions, let alone what they may be. But I certainly think that it’s worth bearing in mind what Menken wrote:

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.