Over at Happy Catholic, Julie has a quote from Salman Rushdie about how the way to defeat terror is not to be terrorized.
When I was about 13, after a particularly tragic bombing in the Middle East, the news interviewed a man local to the devastation, and I immediately wrote down his response.
Giving in to terrorist demands creates only more demands and more terror.
I have no idea who that man was, but I find myself drawing on his words from time to time even in my very-safe non-terrorized life. Maybe in Heaven I’ll get to thank him in person.
I guess it takes people who live in horrific circumstances to tell us the bald truth … which is how we know it is good advice.