How best do we respond to jihadist terrorism? In the same way we that we should be responding to every other stripe of Islamism. That is what the murderers of St-Etienne-du-Rouvray are, Islamists, with the jihadis best described as the violent protruding end of a much bigger stick. A stick that seeks to gradually clear and then control space, at all levels in our society.
Respond without fear, and with the utmost confidence in your own life and values.
After the Brussels airport bombing in March, Charlie Hebo published an editorial which emphasised the inherent danger of living in a society which always steps back.
"The first task of the guilty is to blame the innocent. It's an almost perfect inversion of culpability. From the bakery that forbids you to eat what you like, to the woman who forbids you to admit that you are troubled by her veil, we are submerged in guilt for permitting ourselves such thoughts. And that is where and when fear has started its sapping, undermining work. And the way is marked for all that will follow."
I am indebted to Kerensky @Petrograd1917 (probably not his or her's real name) for drawing my attention to the above quote, which I am ashamed to say I missed at the time.