‘The Madrid Verdicts Won’t Deter Fanatical Jihadists’

As the verdicts were made in the Madrid bombings trial, the debate about how best to deter similar reoccurrences of terrorism. Citing the inevitability of continued immigration, children of immigrants, and religious conversion, challenging and innovative approaches seem to be the best deterrent. Normalizing Islam, legitimizing the religion, giving citizenship for immigrants are discussed as some long-term approaches to deter fanaticism and terrorism, as opposed to perpetuating a fear and stigmatization of the different other.