It's a tragedy to know and hear about the so called "homegrown terrorists" in our midst. What drives these born-in-the-UK kids to enlist and hero-worship terror groups? Could they have been so displaced and wronged by our society as to resent it to death? No...I don't think so.
As with all of humanity's evils, I place the blame firmly and unequivocally with the parents of the perpetrators. The brain-washing and mis-information would need to start at a very young and impressionable age.
Not all Muslims are terrorists but nearly all terrorists are Muslim.
The parents of these misguided would-be terrorists arrived at our shores ,decades ago. Some, if not most, failed to integrate under the misconception that western values and morals were decadent and not up to their standard. Of course we all know they were wrong, but these same parents managed to influence their children with their archaic views of ancient tribal rivalry, intolerance and xenophobia.
Parents mould their children's characters.
Parents influence and shape their children's views.
Parents teach moral values and aspirations.
...and parents should teach their children not to bite the hand that feeds them.
So, a new approach is needed to try to avoid this modern-day phenomenon, from continuing to blight our lives.
The social services need to get more involved with the up-bringing of children from backgrounds likely to produce terrorism. With all the technology at our disposal, it can't be too difficult.