No matter why groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS target the West, their actions are unforgivable. When a group of people hates you this much, though, it’s worth asking why.
How can they justify this? What are these people trying to achieve? They’re questions we often ask, but that we rarely try to answer. The motives of terrorists, though, aren’t a secret. They tell us why they’re doing it every chance they get—and understanding them just might be the key to defeating the ideas behind Islamic terrorism.