Some don't want to use that word about the Islamofascists. But they use women - perhaps with some mental retardation - to kill innocent children delighting in a pet shop. It may not be a very helpful fact in crafting effective strategies against them, but it is a fact.

If they aren't evil, nothing is.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.