Francois Hollande’s headstrong language of war echoes earlier comments by George W Bush. Look where that got us. At least Barak Obama seems to have learnt the lessons of the recent past with more balanced, statesmanlike comments so far.
With whatever it takes to overcome the psychopathic, murderously intolerant ideas of Salafist ideology, we must never forget one thing. Our ultimate goal must continue to be to build a world of peace, toleration and mutual respect. Hard to imagine right now, but we, civilised, humans must just keep on trying. We will stumble and deviate many times on the way. But together we must continue to search for a path to a better future. Our children and grandchildren deserve no less of us.
Long live peace.