Do you know why terrorists do the things they do? They do terrible things to groups of innocent non-combatants, in the hopes that the citizenry will try to avoid future attacks by complaining to — and possibly rising up against — their own government. Get it? It is a form of blackmail.
A terrorist group’s message is: “If you want me to stop hurting you, then you must try to get your government to do what I want.”
So, what should we think about a group that says: “If you want me to stop withholding my money from you, then you must try to get your government to stop deliberating about a bathroom bill?” (this is what John Wayne Ferguson reported in his Political Buzz column: "Group cancels isle convention over bathroom bill," The Daily News, July 27). Hmm.