I don't think they qualify as ‘evil’ either, but I do believe that many suicide bombings are inexplicable (though not always). Describing an action and explaining it are two different things, analysing an act using ‘rational consideration or causation’ mostly leads to the former, in my opinion. (I write ‘mostly’ because I think it can lead to an accurate explanation too.)I don't think suicide bombers qualify as *evil* in the relevant sense, because it is possible to reason through their actions, no matter how stupid that reasoning may be. That is to say, this action is not inexplicable, merely (in my opinion) unjustified in the general case.
ramadanman: I'm not so sure the usage of the word ‘evil’ has decreased. ‘Axis of Evil’ anyone?