On Saturday, the United Kingdom suffered yet another terror attack and seven more innocent lives were lost at the hands of cowardly extremists targeting unsuspecting civilians.
During a press conference, she acknowledged the “significant progress” that has been made, but noted a continuing flaw and said:
“There is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”
She continued, “Enough is enough … We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are.” May called for the country to become “far more robust” in identifying and eradicating extremism across the country.
In order to defeat those who wish to harm, kill, and destroy the West’s way of life, the British prime minister declared that the task relies on the whole country coming together. In a monumental moment of strength, she declared:
“We need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities but as one truly United Kingdom.”
May isn’t naive enough to think this will come without challenges and explained that it “will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations.”
She acknowledged that the internet is a facilitator for extremism and called for international regulations of cyberspace, saying, “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed.”
Three attackers were shot dead at the scene, and BBC reported that a raid of one of the attacker’s apartments resulted in 12 men being arrested.