Seriously, if anyone here paid attention to the Middle East and Daash as much as they say they do, they'd realize Daash targets Islamic people (and their temples) of sects they think are weak. Daash kills them. They just recently sent a suicide bomber to a funeral of someone who was a sect they didn't like who fought against them. Islamic people who don't agree with Daash are being killed more often than we are in the U.S. today. Educate yourselves.
Chanting Om allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves—the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Om, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing.