Only traitors try to make us afraid of terrorists
When you are done readng about this, read this (warning PDF).
Any politician that tries to use this as an excuse to give the police more powers, to expand out military adventurism or to curtail our rights is a liar and a traitor and needs to be treated as such. Don't let the hand wringing a few and coffee-can coloured "warning" signs lull you into a "false sense of insecurity."
Find more commentary here and here.
Both Gwyne Dyer and Greg Morrow made great analysis and observations about the real threat of terrorism when our 17 plotters were caught in June. Now, as then, the plot was foiled not by draconian laws taking away our rights and freedoms, not by repressing minorities and not by cowering in fear, but by good police work and intelligence:
"An undercover British agent infiltrated the group, giving the authorities intelligence on the alleged plan, several U.S. government officials said.
The men had not bought plane tickets, the officials said, but they were in the process of perusing the Internet to find flights to various cities that had similar departure times."[emphasis mine]
That's how terrorism is defeated - good policing, good intelligence, freedom and refusing to live in fear and with hatred. (h\t to macadavy in the comments)
Anyone that tells you different is a coward.
Glad to see KevinG agrees. Where is that buddy with the Guy Fawkes mask when we need him?