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Blair gets tough on terror

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The rules of the game change in Britain.
In a significant shift away from the human rights policies championed by Labour since 1997, Mr Blair indicated that he was no longer prepared to allow Britain to be a haven for Muslim extremists whose presence in London has resulted in its being dubbed "Londonistan".
The balance of rights vs. security is difficult in the best of times. One of the truly despicable things about terrorism is that it causes good people to choose security over liberty. This is why terrorists must be mercilessly hunted down and destroyed--not excused, coddled, compared to regular armed forces or political opponents, or otherwise allowed any space in civilized society. Any cause that the terrorists claim to champion is irreparably stained by association. The analogy of terrorism to cancer is apt. It must be quickly excised, lest its foul effects spread throughout all of society.