UNITED FRONT AGAINST TERROR
MAKE no mistake, the world is at war. It is not an enemy that can be recognised like in previous wars where there were uniforms, battlefields and the enemy was readily identifiable.
The enemy now is a lone wolf extremist with no ideals or a terrorist fighting under the banner of Islam and quite often not even a Muslim.
[These are] terrorists who create havoc in the name of the Muslim religion but are not fighting a religious war, more a war of destroying everything that does not meet their own doctrine. They move easily across international borders and have no scruples who they kill or injure.
Terror attacks can happen anywhere in the world, at any time, without warning and usually against a place that is not of military significance, rather a gathering of innocents, like the most recent bombing at Manchester.
If these cowards are under the misconception that their cowardly attacks will help them overrun the world with their ideology, they are very much mistaken. The effect is just the opposite, it makes the population more resolved to stand up to terrorism and not be intimidated by it.
The only way these terrorists can and will be beaten is for all the nations of the world, especially the Muslim nations, to be steeled in their resolve to eradicate these fanatics.
Alan Leitch Austins Ferry