Former miner José Emilio Suárez Trashorras listens as he is sentenced to 35,000 years in prison [AFP]

On Inside Story this evening we discuss the jail sentences handed down to 21 people behind the Madrid train bombings.

All the sentences put together run into thousands of years.

We ask, are tough sentences and strict security doing the job?

Who is responsible for breeding home-grown terrorists in Europe? 

And why do local groups adopt al-Qaeda's ideology despite substantial differences in environment and background?

We also ask what else is required of the state, society, and the judiciary to integrate minorities that have a strong sense of rejection.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Thursday November 01, 2007


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