Satay asked me in another thread I could have answered in that thread or I could have answered in the other London Bombings thread, but when I thought about my answer I decided that a new thread was warrented. Now that things have calmed down and we've all had a chance to think things over, how do I feel about the London Bombings? Im having a hard time dealing with it. Im just really confused about it actually. I really dont know what its all about any more. Dont know why they did it or what we did to provoke them. Dont know if it even really matters that people died, was it karma? Did they run out of the Virtue needed for this life? or is it tragic. It feels tragic. I want to understand and sympathise with the people who feel so horribly trapped that they would do this, but I also want to get angry with them. In reality, I cant do either. I feel that they should be hunted down and punished, but my religion teaches that to punish them in any real way would only create more negative karma. When i remember, i can still feel that worst feeling imaginable when I didnt know if so many of my loved ones were alive or dead. And now I keep seeing news programmes where young muslims are being interviewed saying that Bin Laden and similar individuals are icons and role models to them. Then I see news programmes saying that these attrocities are condemned by islam and I dont know who to believe. I am lost in a sea of political conspiracy theories and spiritual ambiguities. If anyone has any insight to offer, it would be appreciated.