I would like to begin this paper by highlighting a quotation of one of my beloved philosophers, the excommunicated Jew, Baruch Spinoza. He said, "Do not weep. Do not wax indignant. Understand." To understand Islamic Terrorism, these tips will take you to the heart of the issue. They try to break stereotypes and provide the reader, whether Muslim or non-Muslim with some key ideas for further study.
A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.