"The world is treating terrorism as a deterministic event", the result "of pure evil" starts Gideon Levy, further adding: "but it is impossible to deny that its source and support are found in impoverished and oppressed settings" ... which is no less deterministic, "pure evil" being replaced by "impoverished and oppressive settings". None of these statements are true, of course. First of all, maybe the source is found in these settings but the actors are not themselves impoverished or oppressed, they are very often part of the elites. Second, if the statement was true, it would mean that terrorism is the only possible answer to "impoverished and oppressive settings", which it is not, it is one option of many. Accepting the dilemma "change the settings to diminish terrorism" goes against it's stated goal, which is fighting these settings. Indeed, accepting terrorism as the deterministic consequence of these settings, weakens those people who try to fight these settings by other means, humane means and not means that go against all standards of humanity; by people who stand for life and not for death. Terrorism is the ultimate form of the rage option of the struggle against "settings", it is the death option of this struggle and therefore it is indeed, evil.
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