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June 4, 2017

The Terrorists Are Clear, It Isn’t About Foreign Policy

Henry Jackson Society

By Tom Wilson

This article originally appeared in CapX.

Today, Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech claiming that UK foreign policy “increases the threat” to this country, suggesting that this has been a cause of terrorism on British soil.

The old debate about terrorist motivations has been reheated, a debate in which, sadly, the best evidence we have — the stated motivations of the terrorists themselves — are all to often ignored.

Whenever terrorism strikes, and we look for answers, we have an unfortunate habit of trying to ascribe our own reasons for the atrocity. Rather than listening to what the perpetrators themselves have to say, others start putting words in their mouths.

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