To me, one of the most interesting – and disturbing – issues surrounding the July 7 and 21 bombings in London is the fact that we’ve got British citizens, or at least naturalized persons, committing terrorist acts against their countrymen.
What are the implications of this fact? Has a line been crossed in the West with respect to native-born Muslims and a heightened scrutiny directed toward their activities and associations? In other words, if we can no longer direct our focus on illegal immigrant/terrorist suspects and must examine our local communities for possible terror threats, where does that leave us? What other options do we have?