Sometimes violence can lead to sympathy for the violent.  People reason that they must have a reason to be so violent and they must have been victimized for them to be that way.  Howard Rotberg said the following in an interview with Frontpage Magazine.

I was concerned that terrorism, primarily, but not limited to, suicide bombings was having a very successful effect, one I would later conceptualize as a "Cultural Stockholm Syndrome". Rather than having the Western World recoil in horror at such barbarian behaviour, the suicide bombers were in fact increasing the support for the so-called "plight" of the Palestinians, in particular in the United Nations and on university campuses throughout the West.

 

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