From the Wall Street Journal:
For purposes of self-justification, Azam Amir Kasab, the only terrorist taken alive in last week’s Mumbai massacre, offered that the murder of Jews in the city’s Chabad House was undertaken to avenge Israeli atrocities on Palestinians. Two other terrorists cited instances of anti-Muslim Hindu violence as the answer to the question, “Why are you doing this to us?” before mowing down 14 unarmed people at the Oberoi Hotel. And if dead terrorists could talk, we would surely hear Abu Ghraib mentioned as among their reasons for singling out U.S. and British hostages.
One suspects the terrorists spent far too much time listening to the BBC World Service.
Let’s hasten to add that by no means should the BBC alone be singled out. When it comes to terrorists and their grievances, nearly all the Western media have provided them with a rich diet on which to feed.
Because after all, if something unjust or immoral happens, the best approach is to hush it up in case it makes somebody mad.