A low risk of terrorism is no excuse for inaction or desertion, or for doing the basic barest minimum
Islamist violence in Europe won't be beaten by pretending that it's no different to past terrorism, writes Eilis O'Hanlon
Sadiq Khan once said that being prepared for the possibility of terrorist attacks was "part and parcel of living in a great global city".
And the Mayor of London's enemies have never forgotten, or forgiven him, for it.
Each time another atrocity is committed in Europe, as again last Thursday, when 14 people died in two attacks in and near Barcelona, Khan's quote is trotted out and misrepresented in an effort to show that complacent liberal elites don't have the will to fight terrorism.