There are always exceptions to the rule, but rules generally prevail.
Human nature and the phrase the "nature of the beast" include both the male and female of all species. Spiritual beliefs not withstanding, humans are driven by primal instincts. The male human species is driven by testosterone or the "peacock syndrome." The more they strut, threaten and bully, the bigger the feathers, and more they strut.
Perhaps that is why there are more women than men in the world. Nature knows how to keep a balance. Whereas the male "bullies," the female is driven to preserve. She nourishes and protects, that is her nature. She may be not be as strong physically, but her instincts for preservation are so great that if cornered she will sacrifice to protect her young.
Rudyard Kipling had insight in his poem (partial quote): "the female is more deadly than the male." So America, I say that terrorists may strut, bully, kill and think they are something, but remember it isn't called "Mother Nature" just for nothing!"