There is no need to humanise the inhumane
After the murder of James Bulger, John Major famously said that "We must condemn a little more, and understand a little less". The same could be said about the Islamists.
Calderdale Council (which borders the area where two of the 7/7 bombers lived) has come out with a new teaching pack for schools. The resource, called "Things Do Change", looks at life in multicultural Britain and the issues of extremism and terrorism. One module suggests students could prepare a presentation on the 7/7 bombings from the bombers' perspective.
The teaching pack had been recommended by government ministers as a way of addressing controversial issues, but the government have now withdrawn their support following the backlash. The government has now admitted the pack was "misguided and inappropriate".