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Terrorists want to see us suffer

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Submitted by Jan Vink (Netherlands), Jul 27, 2005 at 16:51

I'd like to add an important goal of the terrorists: a deeply rooted need to see us suffer. Killing many people has no effect and wil not, as posted earlier, establish the Caliphate; however, terror creates suffering and humiliation. Islamic terrorists envy the succes of the West, and therefore want to see it bleed. Since they have failed, the West must pay the price. Islamic terror is the ultimate form of spite.
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