If you’re looking for what’s behind the killing and wounding of all those people in London last Saturday night, why it was able to happen in one of the most modern and powerful cities in the West, the cradle of many of the founding principles of the free world, I can tell you the depressing answer — Islamophobia.
Or, to be more precise, Islamophobiaphobia — fear of being called an Islamophobe.
As has occurred so many times before, so often that it has become, as Patrick Poole has shown us, all too predictable, some of the culprits were “known wolves.” Friends and neighbors knew they had radical thoughts or worse. In this instance they had known it for some time. They even told the police about it, who had evidence, but nothing happened. And not just because, as is well known, the UK is close to overwhelmed with such…
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