Many nations including Iraq, the United Kingdom, France, Afghanistan and Syria appear to be overwhelmed by the raining of these attacks on their people and countries. They seemingly are given no time to breath out of one before the next follows, then the next and the one after. The only major news that has come from the United Kingdom for instance aside from Brexit has been terror and its corollary fatalities and blight. Suddenly, our leaders have become retroactive when it comes to the massacre of terror. It is as though we are expected to accept it as part of normal life; as a new stranger who is never going to depart. Are we truly bereft of ideas that foster proactivity and prevention and saving innocent lives? The speeches global leaders deliver these days when these incidents happen tell it all; we have thrown in the towel and rather doing case management on piecemeal basis of terrorist incidents. In her speech following the Finsbury Park terrorist attack on muslims on Sunday, June 18, 2017, Theresa May, the prime minister of the United Kingdom said “Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities and the police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques and provide any additional resources needed, especially during this final week before “Eid al Fitr”, a particularly important time for the whole muslim community…”. Great assurance and very much needed at a time like this but how do we get to the root causes of terrorism and what can we change in  our approach in dealing with same? The prime minister of France, Manuel Valls, in the aftermath of the Nice terrorist attack called on the French people to learn to live with terrorism. How can terrorism be cohabited with when it devours before recognition?

To be continued…

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