#1. They actually do have at least 1 mall in Anchorage, probably more by now.
#2. Vigilant persons have detected suicide bombers prior to their detonation, and armed persons have killed them preventing detonation.
Avoid paranoia. Take reasonable measures to drill your family in whatever you consider appropriate behavior. Be vigilant, if you detect trouble, take the appropriate action.
As for engaging evildoers, men are obligated to do so. Sheep may do as they please:barf. Avoid the company on sheep, mutton sucks:barf:.
"It's too late to work within the system,
but too early to shoot the bastards"