I fully admit that Islam has to take the blame for many of the Western deaths by terrorism in recent years. To blame are certain religious leaders who preach a fast-track to heaven in the same way that the Popes did during the Crusades.
But what has the West done to them? Invasion of Iraq on a trumped up charge of WMDs with the resulting deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Invasion of Afghanistan, possibly the most bone-headed decision since the British tried it in the 19th century and the Russians in the 20th Century. Can you wonder why Muslim people are angry?
The West stood by while in 1994 the Tutsis in Rwanda, Catholic Christians, killed up to 1m of their fellow countrymen. Please put that in perspective on the few thousand Westerners who have been killed with infinitely greater provocation since then. In 1919 the British slaughtered nearly 400 people at the Golden Temple at Amritsar, in 1984 Hindus were responsible for the deaths of many more. How many Shinto and Buddhist Japanese massacred millions during the 1930s and 1940s?
So, Mr Bradbury, on exactly whom do you propose taking revenge? The nice lady that has run my local corner shop for 20 years and originally came from Muslim Bangladesh? Maybe my local "Indian" restaurant which is run by Muslims from Pakistan? The Lebanese restaurant below my offices (please don't blow that up, it would hurt!)?
I do not justify any murderer nor any terrorist and I think the bravery of the American people in response to 9/11 is fabulous. But if you call a person a killer because he is black or Muslim then you suffer from extreme predujice which is the sort of thing that leads to the problem in the first place.