1066 AD in 2018 AD


Sizeable parts of London, by all accounts a Western, cosmopolitan city, are throwbacks to the 7th century. Decapitated goat heads lie on streets. Blood from slaughtered animals is visible. In March, just a few months ago, Umar Haque, a teacher at an Islamic school, was discovered to have made detailed plans to launch simultaneous attacks on gay bars, even recruiting his students to carry out his religion-inspired attacks. At what point does a society which birthed the Magna Carta, sent her navies to the farthest corners of the globe, exported a system of common law to her colonies, and stood at the fore of technological and scientific advancement take a pause and say "enough is enough"?

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