Well, 11 years to the day of the savagery of 9/11/01, the bloody butchers of allah staged another attack on America and Americans. Christopher Stevens is the first American ambassador killed in decades. His death is yet another example of the complete and utter worthlessness of people who kill simply for the thrill of it, regardless of the religious rhetoric they use to justify their actions.
As long as we have idiots who say "If we're nice to them, they'll be nice to us", we're going to have continued violence. It doesn't matter what we say or do. They hate us for simply existing. Until we grasp this very simple fact and demonstrate in very stark terms what the consequences will be, we're going to have to keep putting up with their violence.
I, for one, am sick and freakin' tired of being blamed for their bloodlust. What we need are leaders who see the danger and are willing to do something about it.