SIR - I read the analysis of Professor Paul Rogers in the 20th anniversary of 9/11 edition of T&A. It was entitled "The reaction to 9/11 has been a disaster".

In his analysis, he said that just about everything that the Bush administration and the West did in response was wrong. But he never once said the action of the terrorists was wrong or evil. He described it as the weak rising up against the strong. Aw, the poor things.

He even mentioned climate change as an example of a grievance from marginalised societies, that can lead to such acts of terror.

Of course, reactions to such outrages need to be carefully thought through and issues of world injustice need to be addressed. But this represents an increasing propensity to ignore the original sin. The new left wing consensus wants us to believe that all acts of terror are ultimately the fault of the victims. Who have continuously provoked these poor long suffering paragons of virtue into acts of madness. When the truth is, they're just bad.

What a load of claptrap from the Professor.

Alan Bates, Bowland Avenue, Baildon