She was impressed by the calm peacefulness of some Muslim women whom she knew and began to devour the Qur’an. One of the first stages is having a grievance, a sense of a thwarted identity or of being marginalised. Not that anyone should presume that repatriating these radicalised women and children will be easy. In Ireland, in particular, we often want people who raise such questions just to shut up and have another drink. None of these questions in any way justifies any one individual’s decision to embrace a repulsive, rapacious ideology like that of Isis.
Source: The Irish Times March 16, 2019 01:52 UTC