Living with terrorism IS a fact of life in major cities, especially Capitals, as London knows and has done for a long time, not just Islamists in the last dozen years but with the IRA from the 70's through to the 90's, you can go back further, in the early part of 20th Century Communists and Anarchists let off bombs, these were immigrants or fleeing from Eastern Europe, Jewish.
Usually those groups targeted only specific people / government assets or whatever, the way Islamic terror tends to target totally random people is very different and much worse IMO. Also, there are plenty of capitals in Europe that see little to no terror at all, and what they all have in common is that they have few radicalized Muslims in them. Political decisions in particular on migration & how much freedom hate preachers are given do affect the amount of terror a society witnesses.
But sure, do nothing and accept the attacks as an unavoidable part of daily life like a sheep. Personally I will rather limit migration & restrict the freedoms of radical Muslims and have no terrorism, thank you very much.
I bet the person who did this terror act is a UK national, possibly by birth, faced discrimination on a regular basis that may have radicalized him.
I bet he was just too lazy to work and didn't feel like integrating to the British society, and then blamed the society for problems that were truly his own fault.
Of course comment areas connected to this story spew mostly anti-Islamic hateful speech, that will just encourage more attacks.
What truly encourages more attacks is the way how westerners do absolutely nothing after each attack. Modern Western countries must be the most gutless, sheepish and cowardly nations that have ever existed on this planet, I can understand why radical Muslims lack respect towards them. Only thing they understand is force, and yet everybody is being soft and gentle.
The PM and police have stated the terrorist was BRITISH born. As there is an ongoing investigation, with those arrests, likely to ensure he WAS acting alone, however was he encouraged, or leant money to hire the car used in the knowledge why it would be? That has to be determined.
Parliament sat today, it's not about 'ignoring' or being 'soft and polite', it's about having experience in how to deal with these events, whatever the motivation or how it is carried out.
I'll take our way over yours. Always.
At least a dozen similar attacks have been prevented in the past few years in the UK, despite this lone wolf (if it is that in this case) type of attack being vey hard by it's nature to disrupt, for that you need intel, including from within the wider community these people come from.
Given the mumbers of attacks stopped, the numbers and convictions related to them, the security services seem to have had success here despite how little they have to go on when it's so low level, with no terrorist infrastructure to penetrate.
Unless you want to live in some kind of Police State, or make Muslims wear a crescent like another group once had to wear a Star Of David?
Not only would this create more radicalisation but it would show that they had won.