The Republican candidates for president are doing their best to frighten Americans about the efforts of jihadist terrorists. This is a problem that needs to be addressed (even though home-drown right-wing terrorism is a bigger problem in the United States). But the "solutions" offered by those Republicans make no sense.
Trump wants to register all muslims in this country, and ban muslims from entering the country. Cruz wants to carpet bomb areas held by ISIS in the Middle East (killing many innocents). And all of them want to send thousands more American troops to Iraq/Syria to fight an ever-increasing war in that area (even though it has already been shown in Afghanistan and Iraq that this policy doesn't work).
The truth is that bigoted policies and more war won't stop jihadist terrorism. It will probably just increase it by creating more terrorists.
Fortunately, there is a candidate that knows this -- and has offered a sensible plan to stop foreign-inspired terrorism. It is Hillary Clinton. Her plan is not an easy one, and won't fit nicely in a sound bite or on a bumper sticker, but the solution to jihadist terrorism is not easy. Her plan will work though -- if our nation is brave enough and smart enough to do it.
Here is her five-point plan: