Someone in the self help guru-ism field says, "What you think about expands" I bet that's Wayne Dyer. Anyway, I believe his observation is correct. There is so much focus on the "war" and I use quotes because I refer to the war going on in the minds of some Christians in this country, and many Muslims around the globe, that of COURSE they are causing some of their thoughts to manifest. The whole, "Man walks in the direction toward which he looks" thing. (That one was Mary Baker Eddy)
Here is another thought for the thought-pot. Can we remain very calm, very centered, peaceful and non-reactive while all this goes on? If we do, then we become that quiet center, and just by being we can shine a bit of light. I don't know what else there is one can do short of jumping into the fray and making noise of our own. Dunno if that would work, or just make things worse? Noisier, messier, harder to find a quiet center in all the chaos? I wonder if this isn't a violent and dangerous game that we have to sit on the sidelines watching, and just being prayerful. Anyone?