At the time of writing this editorial Londoners are still coming to terms with
the terrorist bomb attacks in July. Jewish communities have been put on
special alert as potential targets. A backlash against the Muslim community
has been one inevitable result and Jewish voices have been strong in
condemning such a response. The long term commitment to interfaith
dialogue, often expressed in the pages of this journal, is one of the essential
elements in challenging ideologies that foster the murderous violence of the
bombers, and the crude brutalities of those who target Muslims in response.