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Root Cause of Terrorism? Shopping Malls, Says Guardian Columnist

Alert Guardianistas will now appreciate that robbery is caused by banks, and traffic accidents by roads.
Hamas member, new mother and aspiring murderer of Jews.

Hamas member, new mother and aspiring murderer of Jews.

Simon Jenkins, writing in today’s far-left Guardian has made an invaluable contribution to the global debate on what to do about the terrorists.

His short op ed [“Kenya mall attack: David Cameron’s rush to ‘solve the crisis’ won’t help“] opens up promisingly enough with this reasonable challenge:

Sometimes we should stop and ask why terrorists commit outrages like that in a Nairobi shopping mall.

Yes? But then, with absolutely no overt sign of irony or self-parody, he starts rapidly sinking:

The answer is the west always over-reacts to big, sensational gestures of extreme violence… The best defence is a sense of proportion. The “war on terror” has failed on its own terms. It had made dozens of countries not pacified but terrified.

Then swings to the ultra-pragmatic:

There is nothing anyone can do to prevent suicide bombers hitting civilian populations. The slaughter of Christians in Peshawar this weekend showed that wherever crowds gather they are vulnerable to any group with a brainwashed youth and a bomb. It might be sensible to discourage like-minded crowds from gathering in one place, be they co-religionists or party faithful or merely the wealthy. The modern urban obsession with celebrity buildings and high-profile events offers too many publicity-rich targets. A World Trade Centre, a Mumbai hotel, a Boston marathon, a Nairobi shopping mall are all enticing to extremists. Defending them is near impossible. Better at least not to create them. A shopping mall not only wipes out shopping streets, it makes a perfect terrorist fortress, near impossible to assault.

Uncomplicated, easy-to-follow advice. Terrorism happens because of shopping malls and crowds. Alert Guardianistas will now appreciate that robbery is caused by banks, and traffic accidents by roads.

Someone might consider shouting Simon Jenkins to a tour of Yemen.

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About the Author: Frimet and Arnold Roth began writing and speaking publicly soon after the murder of their fifteen year-old daughter Malki Z"L in the Jerusalem Sbarro massacre, August 9, 2001 (Chaf Av, 5761). They have both been, and are, frequently interviewed for radio, television and the print media, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, and others. Their blog This Ongoing War deals with the under-appreciated price of living in a society afflicted by terrorism which, they contend, means the entire world. Frimet is a native of Queens, NY while her husband was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. They brought their family to settle in Jerusalem in 1988. They co-founded the Malki Foundation in 2001 and are deeply involved in its work as volunteers. They can be reached at thisoingoingwar@gmail.com .

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3 Responses to “Root Cause of Terrorism? Shopping Malls, Says Guardian Columnist”

  1. Myriam Obadia says:

    Is he for real? Do journalists get a full frontal lobotomy in exchange of getting a well paid job at the Guardian?

  2. Jerry Levin says:

    Now I know who will replace Seth Myers as the "Weekend Update" newscaster on Saturday Night Live.

  3. Stanley Roth says:

    How STUPID can that man be to write an article like that

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