"British authorities must name the ideology behind these attacks so that the public can sharpen its instincts. These are not just bombers who happen to kill innocent civilians on particular dates. These bombers are Jihadi terrorists with a worldview and designs against the UK and other democracies. Investigating the nature of the explosives is a normal process, but exposing the lethal ideology and its ramifications in society is the center of the battle. The relative good news is that the British Prime Minister and the US President are both, amazingly, moving in that direction. Very slowly, perhaps slower than strategic needs, both leaders have finally crossed from designing the enemy as “terrorism” only to identify it as an “evil ideology.” In Washington and London, politicians are uttering the words of “murderous ideology.” By historical standards, this is a significant leap. Next is to clarify the nature of this ideology.
Only then, we will start to understand the intentions of the terrorists in Britain and the rest of the free world. Only then, will we be able to understand that each “operation” is part of the global constellation of Jihadism. London's 7/7, and prior to that, New York's 9/11 and Madrid's 3/11 are all but strikes “behind infidel lines.” When we start thinking in Jihadic logic, we'd understand not only the ultimate objectives of these terrorist acts, successful or not; we may even begin to project their path, and ultimately deflect them."