Our own attitudes and beliefs may be a contributory factor in the growth of terrorism, as you will emphasize in your persuasive speech Terrorism – Are we fanning the flames? You will note that terrorism grows out of the inability to change things through the normal democratic processes. You will suggest that we must look at our wealth and seek a fairer distribution of it and question our governments’ international policies. You will suggest that, above all, fighting terror with terror merely increases it by backing people into corners. Our only hope, you will say, is to try to understand the reasons for it and to act to eliminate injustice and poverty. A short poem summarizes your persuasive speech Terrorism – Are we fanning the flames? and will leave your audience pondering.