The war being waged by ISIS and al Qaida and the other Muslim thugs is an ideological war. If they can get us to use their words, think their thoughts -- they win. No matter how many we kill. Even if we defeat them in every battle. And the battle is not between Christianity and Islam, particularly; the fact that Peter Kassig was raised Methodist, the grandson of one of my colleagues in this Conference, aids great pain to his death, but does not affect the structure of the conflict. Westerners, especially Americans, are prime targets, even if they have no faith to promote. Even if they convert to Islam. The terrorists want to demonstrate the superiority of their belief system, of Islam as they understand it. And they want us to know ourselves to be bettered in the demonstration. They want us to submit, not just be defeated.
Their views are of no interest to me. They're scum. I will not submit.