November 16, 2015 at 11:18PM on Facebook

“It takes a peculiar sort of blindness to see Christians of European heritage as ‘nice’ and Muslims and inherently violent, given the twentieth century death toll I mentioned above. Human beings are human beings and the species is too young and too interconnected to have differentiated much from group to group. People resort to violence out of ambition or grievance, and the more powerful they are, the more violence they seem to commit. The good news is that the number of wars is declining over time, and World War II, the biggest charnel house in history, hasn’t been repeated.”
Terrorism and the Other Religions