Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it … and, sadly, the same might be said about state-sponsored terrorism.

Far from making light of problem, I am looking for solutions that might actually trigger positive change, which is especially urgent for me because I currently work in Afghanistan.

Just hours before I wrote these words, three terrorist slaughters occurred in different locations here in Afghanistan, and the Taliban took credit for two of them. All are likely cases of state-sponsored terror, as Pakistan is known to be supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In the first six months of this year, 1,095 Islamic attacks in 48 countries have been documented by the non-partisan Religion of Peace organization, in which 10,235 persons were killed and 12,168 injured. That’s an average of about six terrorist attacks and 57 deaths per day.

I should point out that I am a Muslim. And I have a suggestion for one small way to help stem the tide of state-sponsored terrorism: allow the prosecution of states that sponsor terror, and punish the guilty with sanctions and reparations for survivors of the victims.

Read more at Huffington Post

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