Reads like an Hamas or Chechnya recruitment dilemma you are experiencing.
In my book that makes you a terrorist prospect.
I suggest you just maybe should flip a coin. By so doing it will get you off that fence sitting 'wonder what I'd do' confusion you are exhibiting.
uh o a terrorist prospect I hope not.
Personally I feel like anyone who would harm a child for any reason should be defined as a terrorist.
I can't think of any scenario that I would endorse harming a child.
Terrorism is so difficult to define throughout the world because the various factions refuse to agree on who to apply the label to. One man's "terrorist" is another man's "freedom fighter."
They have been fighting in the Middle East for millennia based upon religious, ethic, and land squabbles. Their way of life is to kill their enemies, and their primary religion (Islam) supports this. This is one of the problems with fighting our so-called "wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think freedom, democracy, and self-determination are the ideals to which a society should strive. In Islamic societies, they believe that Christians are their mortal enemies who have stolen their land and murdered their ancestors.
The ends - to include committing suicide - justify the means for them, and what we see as "terrorism" they see as self-defense, justice, or retribution. In this case, the old adage applies: you can't reason with a lunatic, especially when you are philosophically on different planets.
Are you saying that the Islam religion is violent and therefore the followers have no hope of peace?
I certainly hope this is not true. The growth of Islam worldwide has been huge. If this is the case.. who knows what will happen