The Early Days of a Better Nation

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Britain's own

All that the police are saying at the moment is that the terrorists died in the explosions. We still can't be certain that they intended or expected to. It does seem, from last night's news reports of interviews with shocked neighbours, that some at least of the suspects weren't exactly moody loners or bitter nerds. I was wrong about that.

I can't say strongly enough that verbally or physically attacking the communities the suspects came from is exactly the wrong way to go. The police and politicians have held that line. It's too much to hope that all sections of the press will. That line must hold. Otherwise we are looking into the abyss, and the abyss is looking right back.


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