Too often we fail to keep in the forefront of our minds just why jihadis do what they do. We declare their behavior as "evil," and often let it go, without further thought. We run the risk of failing to realize the role of morality in their actions, which leads too often to statements of amazement along the line of "They actually believe in what they do!"
Of course they believe in what they do, and this is why they are such an aggravation to deal with. We need to keep their "why" in as prominent place in our thinking as their "how." This is a good time to reexamine some characteristics of ethics, ones that apply to us all, and ones that apply to jihadis in particular.