Editor’s comment: Lindsay Jones found the simplicity of Westminster terrorist attack scary
PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00 27 March 2017
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Emergency personnel on Westminster Bridge. Picture: DOMINIC LIPLINSKI PA
We all knew it was only a matter of time before London suffered another terror attack.
Paris, Nice and Brussels have all suffered similar horrifying incidents in recent years and Londoners have known they were a potential target.
As someone old enough to remember the IRA threats it has been second nature to beware unattended bags.
But what makes the recent murders both here and on the continent so scary is the simplicity – just get in a vehicle and mow down a load of people on a pavement.
It’s hard to imagine what security we could employ to stop that.
Bombs take planning, materials, knowledge and therefore it is easier for the intelligence services to intercept and foil the plans.
Using a vehicle takes none of those and therefore is likely to become a more common terrorist method.
Andrew Rosindell and Jon Cruddas are right when they say we cannot let these people stop us from leading our lives as we wish.
As well as thinking of the families of those injured and killed on Wednesday, we should also spare a thought for all the Muslims in the borough who, whenever something like this happens, fear a backlash.
These attacks are not committed in the name of Islam.
Pervez Badruddin, from the Havering Islamic Centre, eloquently sums up the frustration of the majority of Muslims, “Some stupid idiot has put a spanner in the works with this unnecessary attack when we are trying to live in harmony.”