In the aftermath of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris and Beirut, we are shocked, grieving, and angry. We are afraid. We are concerned that one among us may become the next to betray and attack us. We are tempted to protect ourselves by any means necessary, including avenging the attacks and shutting out refugees. We are fearful of living in a world where innocent people are slaughtered in public places by people who seem to lack all humanity, whose brutality knows no boundaries.