Warning: This post was published more than 9 years ago.
I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!
But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:
- My views might have changed in the 9 years since I wrote this post.
- This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
- Factual information might be outdated.
- Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.
Many thanks for your understanding.
I’ve just posted Why terrorists aren’t ‘evil’ over on Gazette Communities. It’s an extensively reworked and updated version of this post from 2005. Those with a copy of my book will also find a copy of the original post on pages 173 to 174. Those without the book can buy a pre-publication copy via this page, or will shortly be able to get hold of it from all good bookshops – including sjhoward.co.uk/shop. How much promotion can I fit in one tiny post?