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The terrorist attacks that hit London on 7th July last year looked at first like a turning point as decisive as 9/11 was for America. Although they lacked the scale and drama of the twin towers’ destruction, they were the first suicide bombings on British soil, and looked likely to be the first attack of many.

They were also particularly disturbing for Britain’s 1.8m Muslims—especially when it was discovered that the London bombers were British-born and relatively well-integrated young men from law-abiding families.

But so far 7/7 hasn’t turned out to be such a historic turning point. Although there were…

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