Terror will not end by dropping big bombs on hillsides, neither will it end by denying full assimilation into society by people of a particular faith. Terror will not end by censoring, neither will it end by imprisoning large numbers of young men.
Terror, however, will end when all of the impediments to liberty, happiness, community participation and engagement, as well as the free excise of religion, are removed. Moreover, terror will end when conflicts that victimize many innocent people, including children, have been brought to an end.
Fallible ideology fed through the Internet or via terror training camps in Libya, Syria or elsewhere, will never be sufficient to err individuals deeply involved in their communities into committing acts of terror. But if the sense of community involvement is missing, removed, not defined, then marginalized individuals become more prone to acts of terror.
As the list of possible terror suspects lengthens within intelligence agencies, concerted efforts should be placed to engage and to accept into community involvement programs each and every one of the young people believed to be vulnerable to extreme influence.
Deeply involved community activists do not become terrorists especially once they have accepted their societal duties and once their communities have permitted their assimilation. Therefore, the end of terror is possible.