I was reminded of some of what Simon Kuper had to say after Paris last November.
"...it was one of very many signs in Paris that, actually, almost all of us just want to get along. We just want to live our lives. Like people everywhere, living your own personal life with your friends and your family, is difficult enough, and good enough, that for most people, that's all there is. They're not engaged in some global clash of civilization or some great religious ideology. Very few people have the time or interest for that."