Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Terrorists Take Another Stab at London…

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Britain has been sent reeling after its capital city was attacked by armed men who launched an assault that left seven people dead and the country stunned less than a week before the General Election.

Three attackers were shot dead after the van and knife attack at London Bridge and Borough Market, locations less than half-a-mile apart, which injured at least 48 people.

They brought carnage to the streets of the capital, stabbing a police officer and revellers with 12-inch knives, reportedly shouting ‘this is for Allah’.

(London Independent, June 4, 2017)

I fear, as surely as night follows day, it’s only a matter of time before there’s another one there or elsewhere in the West. What’s more, they will continue until such attacks become as commonplace as bombings in Kabul … or shootings in Detroit.

Sadly, we’re witnessing and suffering the unfolding of a new norm. Of course, it is self-evident that Islamists have already turned most Western democracies into veritable police states. I cannot overstate this transformation. But this new norm includes terrorizing bomb scares like the one at public screening of a soccer match in Italy today, which triggered a panic-stricken stampede that reportedly injured over 1,500 people.

Truth be told, though, I’ve already written/warned about this in far too many commentaries. Therefore, I see no point in venting damning outrage and proposing coping strategies anew.

Except that it’s worth noting the saving grace amidst typical overreaction to this attack – highlighted by the media stoking ratings-generating fears and the police mounting their horse-already-out-of-the-barn show of force. That saving grace is the decision by organizers of today’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester attack to keep calm and carry on. Bravo!

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