Soros is a financial genius, and he may be onto something here: See The terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give in:
Scientists have discovered that emotion is an essential component of human reasoning. That discovery explains why jihadi terrorism poses such a potent threat to our societies: the fear of death leads us and our leaders to think – and then behave – irrationally.
He thinks solving the Syrian conflict would go a long way toward solving the ISIS threat, but he continues:
But one idea shines through crystal clear: it is an egregious mistake to do what the terrorists want us to do. That is why, as 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.
Good advice as far as it goes. The tactic of ignoring them would work if the media did the ignoring while a strong, ruthless, military campaign annihilated them.