I have read through mountains of adjectives about terrorism and through a plethora of ideas, concepts, proposed solutions and polemic. It is a shame that it takes an event like the murder of cartoonists to get people thinking about solutions to terrorism. At the moment we are too frightened to implement solutions; we only paper over the cracks or relieve some of the symptoms without curing the disease.
I have been also struck by the physical cowardice of those who claim to be intellectually courageous. No newspaper or broadcaster has published copies of the cartoons that gave apparent rise to the murders. If our governments are fighting wars on those who perpetrate terrorism, they wish to fight without risk, which is a poor way to fight and usually ends in defeat.