Seen through the eyes of the rabid insanity that is the Islamic State, and other mad moslims who use it's existence as an excuse for general mayhem, the world can be divided into two groups: those who oppose, and those who do not. Those who do not can also be classified as those who have been successfully terrorised.
The purpose of terrorism is to terrorise, said Karl Marx, and for once he was right on the money.
Each random, or planned act of terror conducted by IS and it's admirers achieves two things: it strikes at the heart of it's enemies, and it cowes a few more cowards who seek refuge in the "it's not our fight" stance.
IS, and all radical Islamic movements, are barbaric and evil. Those who do not stand against them are de facto standing for them.
John Key understands this, and in due course we will join those with whom we have always been allied in lending our support to crush the islamic hydra.
We must, not just for reasons of alliance, but also because it is right. We cannot let the threat of terrorism on our shores deter us from what standing up for our beliefs.
If not, we as a nation, and as individuals, will endorse torture, random beheading of innocents and the giving of young virgins to savage soldiers as prizes, and a philosophy of control and censorship which strikes at the very heart of our cherished freedom.
But already there exists, amongst the toe curlingly craven and the spine chillingly blind, a groundswell of opposition.
I abhor them. These are the same people who would have excused Hitler his concentration camps, dismissed them as myths.
I despise them. They have no pride, no moral fibre, and they should have no nation. They are parasites who leech of a world built of honesty, decency and courage.
To claim that it is not our fight is blind at best and abject at worst. Yes, fear is human, but conquering fear is worthy. I accept they are afraid, and would rather seek shelter from that fear, but needs must when the devil drives, and this is a time to stand tall and conquer that fear.
Islamic evil must be crushed, and crushed finally. Only when all the heads of the hydra have been burnt will the world be able to seek goals such as peace and harmony.
Until then, we live in the shadow of Islam. The shadow of death.