Good grief. Here is a perfect example of why traditional journalists (if you can call Thomas that) are becoming more and more irrelevant in the 21st century:
Why would they want to do us harm??? The jihadists have always been perfectly clear about it, but I guess their pronouncements are simply too nuanced to be understood by the modern, ideologically-blinded journalist.
Denial in the extreme. (And, note the incredibly pathetic response to her question by our chief counterterrorism guru).