I am no policy genius or even a policy hack. But I do know this…IS wants a world conflagration because they believe it will lead to a Caliphate. The more the West responds with hatred and violence towards Muslim people, the more converts they will receive for their army. We will be playing into their hand and helping them recruit. Of course there must be a strong response, but it has to meted out with intelligence and deliberation, not a knee jerk violent retaliation upon innocent people who had no involvement.
If the civilized countries of the world would draw together as one this would go a long way toward dealing with these people. We are so suspicious of each other, often with good reason, but those suspicions and their causes need to be dealt with sensibly for the good of all. Within our own countries we need to learn how to get along and work toward a common goal, not point fingers and try to affix blame on one or the other. This was a two-fold attack by the terrorists. They say they were retaliating for France’s involvement in Syria and they know that people will attack Muslims in France and elsewhere which will bolster their strength. We must not let that happen. They do not respect human life…we must continue to show that we do.
I am sure that many will disagree with me. And maybe my reasoning is simplistic. We all have different opinions, but if we don’t express ourselves with understanding then all hope is lost.
Guess that I am just another dreamer.