1) ''...most found him sympathetic, in either endearing or macabre ways. During the making of Brass Eye, he left a care package of lemon, honey and whisky on an ill team-member's doorstep; others received homemade Christmas cards incorporating bone, barbed wire or what seemed to be urine and dirt (or rather "Piss 'n' earth").''
2) ''He says that the most shocking thing in his movie is that (and this is based on his own research and on the book Understanding Terror Networks, by Marc Sageman) terror cells function on the basis of “inwardly directed group love, rather than outwardly directed hate. And why wouldn’t it be? If you look at that video of Mohammad Sidique Khan [one of the 7/7 bombers] recording a video for his nine-month-old daughter, when he thought he was going to fight and die in Afghanistan, he was saying, ‘You and your mum are the best thing in my life, and I’d love to watch you growing up and learning to speak.’ And you realise that he’s making a pretty soppy speech from a middle-of-the-road Hollywood movie. He’s the ‘good dad’. And in his head he is. And that doesn’t preclude him going out and doing something violent. You do bad things not because you think they’re bad, but because you think they’re good — unless you’re a nihilist.”'