The Way Forward

PHILIP HOLLIS FOR TIME

DISTRUST: A policeman on patrol in a British town

On June 29 London awoke to headlines of a thwarted terrorist attack. Gordon Brown's new government responded to the immediate crisis in a measured way. But the longer-term crisis, the phenomenon of "Islamic" terrorism, remains. To cope with it, Brown's administration will need several layers of strategic policy, including an enlightened focus on winning Muslim hearts and minds.

Both in Britain and internationally, the Muslim community must be secured as an ally in the war against terror. "Islamic" terrorism is condemned by mainstream Islam as a practice contrary to the basic tenets of the faith...

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