One of the first modern acts of terrorism that got extensive coverage was the muslim takeover of the Israeli compound at the 1972 Olympics. I can't even recall the details, but most, if not all, of the jewish athletes were exterminated, and then all the executioners were gunned down by the cops, I think.
They obviously didn't care to come out of it alive (just like the 9/11 pilots). They were happy to die, just to make a "statement."
This is the kind of filthy zealotry that must be eliminated, if possible, by whatever means possible. They won't "take the white house," but they don't even care. If they can blow up 50-60 men, women, and children is some Florida shopping mall, that alone will have them dancing in the streets all over muslim nations. They will celebrate and rejoice and then just pray for more, even bigger, "statements" to be made on behalf of Allah.
A dirty nuke going off in NYC would only prove to them how "great" Allah is, ya know?