"The real solution lies in immediately ending the occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. ... At the beginning of the G8, Blair suggested that "poverty was the cause of terrorism". It is not so. The principal cause of this violence is the violence being inflicted on the people of the Muslim world."
They have NOTHING to do with Bush or Israel or colonialism or Halliburton, etc.
The truth is simple: jihadism has a proactive agenda - to re-establish the Caliphate under a fanatically extremist form of Islam and to kill or convert anyone and everyone who gets in their way. They have said as much OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. And we have seen where their kind of rule leads: to impoverished and cruel and evil regimes like the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The idea that al-Qaeda was no threat until we created it does not stand the slightest scrutiny of events in the 1990s — from the first attack on the World Trade Centre in 1993, to the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and, of course, the September 11 atrocity a year later. And no one seriously thinks that only America was in their sights. The ideology of Islamism doesn’t stop at the superpower’s borders; its ambitions sweep through Europe; indeed that is where it is breeding so many of its jihadists. The fight in Iraq is not, as the opponents claim, a self-inflicted wound, suddenly giving rise to new threats on our homeland from people we should have left well alone. We are, steadily, beating the terrorists in Iraq. Not only in the military operations, but also by demonstrating who and what the enemy really is. and thereby creating the only real long-term conditions for safety from Islamo-fascism — free states that do not deny the most basic human rights to their peoples. The people who murdered innocent Londoners yesterday are the same people who are murdering innocent Iraqis.