In the wake of the Paris attacks, Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer wrote Why ISIS War Would Make Paris Attacks a Success for Religion Dispatches. In his compelling article, Dr. Juergensmeyer goes beyond the tired questions of the media: will we retaliate? How will we retaliate? When? What did Trump say? Instead, he takes us back to the most basic question: why would ISIS attack Paris? And if all-out war with the West is what ISIS wants most, then what reasonable alternatives exist that would still disempower the terrorists without sacrificing things that set us apart – courage and character?

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