The main difference between the Streatham attack and many other forms of crime is the ideology behind it.
During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
In 2017, they turned out, perhaps surprisingly, not to boost the cause of “the party of law and order”. What happens next this time round?
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over 100 are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
Its report focuses on hate speech – which is being weaponised by various groups, including Islamists, intent on censoring public disagreement with their own beliefs.
If ministers don’t act soon, jihadis could end up escaping camps in the region and returning to active operations either in the Middle East or further afield.
Too often the approach to disengagement and de-radicalisation has been dominated by non-Muslim academics, policy-makers and practitioners.