Tuesday 24 October 2017

Our leaders are scared to admit the ugly truth about extremism

Grief: Police officers lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks this week
Grief: Police officers lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks this week
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

When the news emerged that one of the London Bridge terrorists had lived in and married in Dublin and may also have had extensive contacts with other extremists in this country, were you shocked? Flummoxed? Stunned?

Well, if you felt any of the above emotions, then you just haven't been paying attention.

There was a time when London was known as 'Londonistan', such was the proliferation of hate preachers.

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