“[I]ntelligence and military action, however effective, cannot, by their nature, kill the ideas that motivate the terrorists. Those ideas will remain virulently attractive to some until Muslim majority societies become convinced that their own interests demand religious toleration and, ultimately, religious freedom.”

— Testimony of Thomas Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Sept. 10.

Via First Things