Also, ISIS has made no bones about their long-term, overarching intention to renew the Muslim invasion of Europe of centuries past. This includes nothing less than sacking Rome, arguably the spiritual capital of the continent. This is not so far-fetched (read more at "Hannibal's Ghost"). The growing specter of such an onslaught could not have been lost on the Vatican and Pope Francis, who issued tough statements and was unabashedly moved by the terrorism that has rocked Paris.
This clash of civilizations which has left one of the world's great capitals in a state of bloodstained chaos must lead all Americans to confront the new Dark Ages that ISIS seeks to bring back.