Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:12
Pdoc - I'll join you in the 'non-grandparent' chair, as although I have children it doesn't seem likely that I'll get any grandchildren 'of my own' but the step grandchildren have been a delight (although I didn't get to know them until they were nearly teens) and OH has a lovely niece who he very kindly shares with me.
As for terrorists - as Lyn says, they want to be martyrs, they want to cause divisions and fear.
To fight terrorism we have to prove that it doesn't work. We have to stand together openly - people of all faiths and none, and defend the freedoms that we hold dear by using them. We must vote to uphold a free press, free speech, (theirs as well as ours), and free education, no imprisonment without trial, and all the other freedoms we've defended in the past - and we must remember that the pen really is mightier than the sword, or why would they try to silence it?