This makes far more sense to me than stapling tea bags to a hat (which makes a person look very silly and thus their opinions also) and bullying and screaming racial and religious epithets at any perceived as 'different' and, therefore, a threat:

"Why we need to fight terrorism intellectually

The rising threat of homegrown terrorism to Canada and its G8 and NATO allies was dramatically underlined by Wednesday's terror-related arrests in Ottawa. But in addition to arresting those who actually plot such mayhem, we need a strategy for fighting the ideas that lead to it, delegitimizing terrorism among vulnerable groups in the population before it becomes a matter for law enforcement."

" . . . We need to find a way to take this argument to those who need it most: potential recruits. We need a counterterrorism plan that actively criticizes the legitimizers of terrorism and offers a counter-narrative. We must fight the war of ideas as if it were a real war. Because it is.

It is not strictly true that, as one analyst wrote, "terrorists lack moral strictures against the use of violence". In fact they have moral strictures in favour of it. Groups such as the Taliban and al-Qaida rely on religious decrees to justify and sanitize suicide, otherwise blasphemous under Islamic jurisprudence. But the vast majority of Muslims reject this interpretation. We need to use this rejection of terrorism in our fight for hearts and minds.

Fortunately, Muslim leaders have lit the path ahead, issuing edicts against terror. Notable examples include Tahir ul-Qadri's religious rejection of Islamist violence (2010), the Canadian Imams' fatwa against terrorism in North America (2010), Sayyid Imam Sharif's treatise shunning political violence (2007/8, and former Jemaah Islamiyah leader Nasir Abas' total rejection of terrorism (2005)."

Source: The Vancouver Sun Why we need to fight terrorism intellectually (external - login to view)