The three militants who killed seven people and injured at least 48 others by driving a van at high speed into them on London Bridge Saturday night were heard shouting, “This is for Allah!” In a speech the next morning, Prime Minister Theresa May said, “Things need to change” to counter terrorism. She said there is “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”
The Prime Minister’s comments follow.
While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is – to be frank – far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. So we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out across the public sector and across society. That will require some difficult, and often embarrassing, conversations. But the whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism, and we need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom.”
The Prime Minister confirmed the Conservatives and Labour Parties had suspended their national election campaigns, but added that “violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process” and that the campaigns will “resume to full tomorrow and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday.”
May’s comments came after the third terror attack in England in three months. A car and knife attack on Westminster in March left five people dead, and a bomb attack at a concert in Manchester two weeks ago killed 22, including children.
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Anugrah Kumar is a writer for The Christian Post.