** Updated February 20: Officials have rescinded this bad idea.
What motivates people to strap on explosive belts and vests is an important avenue for psychiatric study. This change in curriculum in a British school district defies logic.
When teaching about the 7/7 attacks on London transit, the curriculum encourages students to consider the terrorist's point of view, as author Sail Suleman explained to the Guardian:
"Radicals, extremists and fundamentalists come in all different forms. Is it right? Is it wrong? Is it justified? Was it pressure from individuals they were hanging out with? Hopefully, we'll encourage pupils to stay away from those individuals."
The 2005 attacks killed 52 people and wounded 700 others. The article rightly raises the question of whether teachers are qualified to lead such a discussion or whether the targeted teenage population can handle it.
Suleman's questions are better directed toward the curriculum itself. Is it wrong? Is it justified?