The quote below is from a BBC report last week into an NHS doctor from Sheffield who has joined Islamic State in Syria, although it could just as easily be from a score of similar reports in recent years.
"Dr Abuanza is a Palestinian doctor with British citizenship who spent seven years working for the NHS. He is the first practising NHS doctor known to have joined the Islamic State group.
Security minister John Hayes said IS "target vulnerable people".
In what way is a professional man in his mid-late thirties, married with two children and a job for life in Britain's most respected industry, 'vulnerable'? What is this rubbish?
One element with such terminology, is it is the way that well-meaning people in authority have come to talk about ethnic minorities. And only ethnic minorities. We managed to go through thirty years of terrorism in Northern Ireland without a single Conservative or Labour Minister describing IRA or UDA members as 'vulnerable'. I do not think we can explain such curious language as specific to this era. Does anyone imagine if the English Defence League had morphed into a terrorist group regularly murdering Muslims on our streets, MPs would stand up and describe their number as 'vulnerable'?
It is ultimately about politicians - and more generally a liberal elite across core sectors of our society - that cannot quite accept what it sees happening, and so wants to believe some subterfuge or deceit is instead at play.