The terror within

Responding to London's bombings
After 9/11 Americans asked: Why do they hate us?—they being shadowy extremists from the Middle East. After the terrorist bombings of 7/7 in London, Britons pondered the enemy within: How could middle-class, second-generation British Muslims do this to their fellow citizens? The dark questions of our time—What makes someone become a terrorist, and what can be done to stop it?—have neighborly immediacy, especially for Muslims in the United Kingdom.


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