Calm and car­ry­ing on

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

THE Par­sons Green bomb is a re­minder that the po­lice and in­tel­li­gence ser­vices are fight­ing a con­stant bat­tle to de­tect be­low-the-radar plots by ‘bed­room ji­hadis’. De­spite foil­ing dozens of plots over the past cou­ple of years, the threat con­tin­ues to mush­room, as rad­i­calised Is­lamists as­sem­ble DIY bombs by us­ing in­struc­tions on the in­ter­net.

Al­though, thank­fully, the de­vice did not fully det­o­nate, the in­ci­dent show­cased the re­silience and for­bear­ance of the Bri­tish peo­ple – qual­i­ties which we will need in abun­dance as we tackle this in­sid­i­ous threat to­gether.

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