Another week, another terror attack by the thugs in the Islamic State group. This time, the target was the London Bridge.
According to Fox News, the attack was carried out by three terrorists who were eventually shot dead by police — but not before they ran over pedestrians with a van and then attacked the crowd with knives.
In the aftermath of the attack, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter how he was going to handle terrorist threats like London: by being “smart, vigilant, and tough.”
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
Trump also campaigned for his travel restrictions on several nations with terrorist ties to be reinstated. Since the British authorities have not released the identities or backgrounds of the London terrorists, we cannot be sure whether or not such a policy, if instituted in the United Kingdom, would have prevented the attack.
Trump also went off on the forces of political correctness, claiming that they were making us less safe.
We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people,” Trump said. “If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”
Trump wasn’t the only world leader making a strong statement after the attack. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May promised that she would defeat “the single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division, and promotes sectarianism,” saying that it was responsible for the two recent terror attacks in London and one in Manchester.
“It will only be defeated when we turn people’s minds away from this violence — and make them understand that our values — pluralistic, British values — are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate,” May said Sunday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
This is clearly a lot different from the messages we’re used to after these attacks. One hopes that both Trump and May keep pushing them. In Trump’s case, I don’t think that it’s going to be that difficult, especially since he’s been doing it since the beginning of the presidential campaign.
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Source: Conservative Tribune