November 30, 2015 4:59 PM

When confronting terrorism, we need a script that includes empathy, kindness

What is too often missing is the context, the history, the memory, the root causes of these acts of terrorizing violence

We need to know what’s behind these acts – not to absolve the perpetrators, but to understand

Every Syrian refugee family warmly welcomed in a so-called “infidel” nation weakens ISIS; acts of mercy confound their assumptions about us; acts of bigotry and hatred confirm their assumptions about us

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