That is always the “excuse” given. The Crusaders killed only the “infidels” (to “reclaim the Holy Land”), the Nazis killed the Jews (at the outset they did allow “renouncers” to live), the Muslim extremists kill the “infidels”, too..It all comes down to some form of hatred or another…all in complete violation of the tenets of just about every world religion..Now we hide behind “Democracy”, but it’s still, “Convert to OUR way, or we exterminate you and build ‘Our Way’ on your graves.” All just a rationalization for hatred and power-lust.
the Jews couldn’t “renounce” their jewish-ness(race)there were certain groups, Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were given that option, but very few took advantage of the opportunity.
Wow….Just one more “blame America first” member. Remember that the United States got powerful by joining and ending two world wars.
Tim McViegh blamed Waco, as do the many “militias” and radical groups still operating right here at home. But terrorists really don’t need much of an excuse, especially based on logic-which they’re allergic to.