The Quilliam Foundation, one of Britain’s foremost anti-extremism think tanks, has been the first major organisation to call this dreadful event by its name: an act of nationalist far-Right terrorism.
A nutter not taking his meds (or seeking treatment, whichever you prefer) really isn’t quite the same as four bombed up jihadis on the tube….
The Quilliam Foundation, whose work focuses mainly on combating Islamic extremism, does not mince its words. It is worth printing some of them here: “We call on the media to treat this act as it would any act of suspected jihadist terrorism. We call on society to expose, isolate and challenge all extremist ideologies and narratives for what they are. And we call on states to continue tackling extremism of all kinds, with consistency and urgency.” The Foundation uses similarly robust language when it discusses Islamist terrorism.
Despite the cute attempt at equivalence there.