I feel that America could be more effective in stopping terrorist attacks in the name of ISIS by not always being worried about offending people in the name of political correctness. The government needs to be more aggressive in finding individuals that may threaten our well being. These people should be given a fair trial, but if they are suspected of possibly being affliated with terrorist groups such as ISIS then some type of trial needs to occur.
A majority of terrorist attacks, especially those recently committed under the ISIS name, are often occurring at major events where there are a larger number of people present. Events such as concerts, conferences, conventions, etc. are easy targets for these terrorist groups to organize mass attacks. Stricter security and screening could be implemented at these events in order to deter further terrorist attacks including identification checks and check-ins, bag checks and physical person checks.
We could definitely be doing more to stop local groups and individuals from carrying out terrorist attacks in the name of ISIS. In my opinion we should definitely focus first on education. The more people know, the more powerful they will be to stand up to ISIS recruiters and ISIS followers. Knowledge is power. We need to inform people that ISIS is not Islam. Not all--not even most--muslims are dangerous. The less muslims we push away, the less muslims will feel inclined to join ISIS.
Unfortunately, we can longer solve the ideological problem posed by ISIS. ISIS has been built into a symbol of resistance against authority and it will be difficult to stamp it out without impining on civil liberties. The only thing we can do is educate the populace so that kids learn not to follow ISIS.