It is often suggested, by dinner party jihadists, that terrorism is rooted in genuine grievances. The West's foreign policies, especially in the Middle East and most particularly in Iraq, have cause resentment among Muslims, and this has spurred extremists to violence. This was the view that sent Spain's most recent election to a surprise socialist victory after a bombing shortly before polling began. Since then, Spain has pursued a more jihadi-friendly agenda.
So how do they explain this?
Fourteen suspected Islamic militants arrested in Spain on Saturday may have been planning a terrorist action in Barcelona, the interior minister said.
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