Obama warns against overreaction to ISIS attacks

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists’ hands.

Ending a trip to Asia, Obama implored Americans not to let the specter of terror cause them to compromise their values or change the way they live.

Obama said, “We do not succumb to fear.” He said “the most powerful tool we have” against the Islamic State group “is to say that we’re not afraid.”