We need to stop pretending that radical Islam is not a threat. The whim of Islamist extremists poses a potentially devastating threat to the world, including other Muslims. In an age of nuclear proliferation and increasingly accessible biological and chemical weapons, the ability of “one angry man” is amplified to the extreme. This ability is exponentially increased by organizations, like Al Qaeda, which are well funded, endorsed, and protected by a larger network of Islamist governments and sympathetic Muslims. Even in America, 13% of Muslims believe suicide bombings carried out against civilians are often, sometimes, or rarely justified (rare suicide bombings also cause ample destruction). In New York State, the location of the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 and their eventual destruction by Al Qaeda in 2001, the fear is especially acute – and not at all unfounded. Revelations that the New York City Police Department has been spying on Muslim organizations across the Northeast, therefore, come as no surprise. America, including American Muslims, is at war with radical Islam, and has been for decades. Let us fight better.