Thank you for that reminder. I would like to add that if my intentions weren't clear, then they were merely to have us reflect on a bit of history.
That being said, while I fundamentally agree with the notion that actions are worth more than words, I couldn't agree that words and symbolism don't have significant value. In fact, it was words and symbols that led us to invade Iraq. For your kind reference, I was referring to my disagreement with: "A talk that does not end in any kind of action is of no value." This seems a bit extreme to me. I think we all recognize the inherent truth in the value of action over words, and often all we need is nothing more than a little reminder. And from personal experience, I should say that many of us have a bigger battle to wage against ourselves before we feel fit to act on our convictions. So a lacking in outward action does not necessarily mean that we are not all fighting the hard fight, performing Jihad as it were.