So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
The terrorists don’t need to come to our shores. Our reaction to their attacks in Europe is accomplishing exactly what they’d hoped for — the spread of unreasoning fear, the turning of neighbor against neighbor, the tightening of restrictions on American citizens who’ve done nothing wrong, the paralyzing of a government already fractured by partisan politics. It’s a continuation of the anti-Muslim hysteria that followed 9/11. Daesh could not hope for more.