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The *want* division and discord. They *want* more violence. That fuels their war.
The way to stand against the actual terrorists (ISIS, Daesh, Al Qaeda) is by showing solidarity, demonstrating peace, and refusing to give in to their violence by being violent.
But you also have to factor in the notion that at least a small number of people calling for these actions would themselves love nothing more than to attack a few random Muslims and burn a few mosques, presumably as a demonstration of their fealty to Good, God-Fearing 'Murkin Christian Family Values. Reacting to a terrorist attack with their own form of revenge-terrorism just gives them a convenient and socially-acceptable (in their minds at least) excuse for doing so.
And none of these terrorist groups care a whit what we do or what we say. They don't seem to intend to "win" in the sense that we mean it, so our intent to not "lose" means nothing to them. This is not a primary school playground game.
@8: True, they want a worldwide caliphate of slaves regardless of what we say and do, but by attacking Muslims, we prove them right, that there is a worldwide Jihad going on. This strengthens their position and recruitment.
Their goal is a shooting cultural war. And yes they pay attention to that. US, French and other "patriots" bombing mosques and killing innocents is exactly what they want. It's a manipulation. And a highly successful one.
Did you even read the article I linked?
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