We should never diminish the very real threat of terrorism motivated by Islamist fundamentalism coming again to our shores. But as responsible, free-thinking Americans we must be careful to distinguish between the true threats to our freedoms, and identifying their sources, and those who loudly declaim against phantom threats that don’t really exist.

Abraham H. Foxman is national director of the Anti-Defamation League and author most recently of “Jews & Money: The Story of a Stereotype.”

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