The US is making more terrorists every day with its unjust policy towards the Palestinians. The US’ undeclared war in Yemen is making more terrorists. Being in bed with the Saudis: Making more terrorists. Talk of interment camps: Making more terrorists. Religious travel bans: More Terrorists.
If we want to de-fang extremists of all types the only way, the only possible way, is to embrace justice, real justice. Do The Right Thing kind of justice. Strategic rationalizations, like looking the other way about Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians, won’t bring peace to the Middle East or protect the West from terrorists. Killing poor villagers in Yemen won’t help keep Britain safe. Gitmo will not make France or Belgium safe.