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How to stop the bombers?

WHAT A WONDERFUL example of restraint and understanding was afforded by the writer of the Charterhouse (20 February), Margaret Aston. I am sure that if my house had been bombed by terrorists I should have reacted a lot more strongly and found it very difficult to forgive and understand. The description she gave of the event brought home to me that it is people of flesh and blood both who commit the violence and who are its victims. There is no automatic "system" that takes over and before which people are powerless. Every bomber makes a conscious decision to perform an act which may harm a fellow human being. How can they be made to realise what they do?

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