Stop trying to re-write history
"At least with the IRA, they had a mission and they were not anxious to kill a lot of people"
Well, they did actually and all these years later there seem so many organisations & politicians who try to wash it away. The Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing referred to the September 11 attacks as "not that terrible" compared to the campaign of terror waged by the IRA in Britain and Northern Ireland with over 3600 killed and many thousands injured.
Granted, it was over several decades but that dosnt make it any less of a crime.