In the context of the Charleston, S.C., killings, Philip J. Palin writes on Homeland Security Watch about grace as an anti-terrorism strategy. That is, as it’s been manifest in the forgiveness statements of the family members of the nine who were murdered.
“Since June 17,” Palin writes, “which was also the first night of Ramadan, have we encountered the most effective anti-terrorism strategy? (Something different than counter-terrorism.)…How many future terrorist actions have been prevented by the courageous integrity of the survivors?”