I understand that the days and weeks after 9/11 was a time of raw emotions and what not but isn't it our ability to keep our emotions in check and being rational in a time when we're being tested what separates us from the terrorists? If not then how can we condemn little Ahmed for strapping a bomb to himself after watching his family being vaporized by a missile while they were attending a wedding.
In that forum I see threads where people are chomping at the bits to see some carnage and death in the middle east, using smilies to describe acts of war as if it's a video game. We've discussed this before as the same thing happens when some lunatic commits a really disgusting and terrible crime and all people can do is pleasure themselves to thoughts of torture and revenge.
So then if we as a society harbor these vengeful monsters inside of us and they come out when we're pushed far enough then the only difference between us and the terrorists is that our situation hasn't gotten desperate enough because of poverty and oppression?