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Europe London attack: how Europe has overcome terror campaigns before

Amid a wave of Islamist-inspired terror attacks, it is easy to forget that Europe has been through similar torments in the past and emerged, peace restored, with its democratic institutions intact.

Darren Staples/Reuters

A rental car and a kitchen knife. That was all it took – aside from his willingness to die for a cause – for a suspected Islamist assailant to spread death and terror in central London yesterday.

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