Now What Do We Do?

PATRICK ROBERT for TIME

FEAR FACTOR: At Atocha station, a shrine to the victims takes shape

For days after the attack, Europe literally didn't know what had hit it. But even after Islamic terrorism was blamed for the 10 horrific blasts that killed 202 people in Madrid on March 11, the response outside of Spain was oddly muted, especially compared to the flood tide of emotion and solidarity in the days after Sept. 11. Slowly, however, as investigators unearthed enough evidence to charge three Moroccans with carrying out the bombings, a terrible dread crept across the Continent. In France, an antiterror official declared that another attack was "imminent." In Britain, Scotland Yard's chief John Stevens said a...

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