The Terrorists Aren't Trying to "Defeat Our Values", They're Trying to Kill Us

Right on cue. The canned response to terror.

"The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech. These streets of Westminster, home to the world's oldest parliament are ingrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe.

"And the values our Parliament represents - democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law, command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere. That is why it is a target for those who reject those values. Let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before, any attempt to defeat our values through violence and terror is doomed to failure."

The PM at least doesn't mention that Islam is a religion of peace. That's progress.

Islamic terrorists aren't trying to defeat your values. They're trying to defeat you. Allahu Akbar isn't a debate, It's the conviction that Islam will win because Allah is stronger than your God. And Muslims will prove the point and disprove your religion by killing you.

Islamic terrorists don't operate like 19th century anarchists intellectually. Even if they borrow strategic and tactical ideas from them. 

They really are trying to kill you. And no you can't defeat them by asserting your values. Nice as they may be. You either beat them or they beat you. This isn't a war of ideas. The only way they win arguments is with corpses.