The Daily Ablution brings us the latest in helping us to Understand the minds of the bombers:
Today's Guardian gives space to Dilpazier Aslam, a "Guardian trainee journalist" who suggests that one shouldn't be shocked by Thursday's suicide bombings - such a reaction would be inappropriate because, among other reasons:
"Shocked would be to suggest that the bombings happened through no responsibility of our own."
Yes, ladies and gentlemen - we bear responsibility for the murderous actions of maniacal members of a religious cult. An apology is certainly called for - the queue forms to the right.
Needless to say, there are other reasons why shock is inappropriate. Mr. Aslam explains:
"Shocked would be to say that we don't understand how, in the green hills of Yorkshire, a group of men given all the liberties they could have wished for could do this."
I too have tried and failed to get a glimmer of how young men can be so brain washed into leaving family and loved ones, enter a carriage full of strangers and in cold blood blow them and themselves up. But I don't want to "understand" them so I can sympathise them. I want us to understand them in the way hunters understand their prey. In the way Mr FM "understands" foxes...