A year after Isis jihad terror assault attacking 32 people in Brussels, another incident happened again on this year in London streets. On Wednesday, March 2017, a British-born assailant named Khalid Masood by driving a car attacked Westminster Bridge in London and tried to enter the Palace of Westminster with a knife, which four people getting murdered, including a police officer, and injured more than three dozen others. The attack itself has caused the Parliament went into lock-down and large swaths of central London became a major, panicked crime scene.
Even though police has confirmed within a short time that they were considering the attack as a terrorist incident, there was still unclear speculation about the motivation of the man or men responsible. The threat from Isis or from those inspired by the group means that the initial focus will be on Islamic extremism. That is not unreasonable, although of course police will approach their investigations with an open mind.
With the aftermath of an attack at the very heart of Britain’s democracy on last week along with previous attacks happened in several countries in Europe, it damages political uncertainty both inside the UK itself with EU countries. US President Trump’s remarks about Muslims and his attempt to impose a travel ban, Turkey’s President Erdogan “holy war” statement across European countries which straining diplomatic rows of Turkey with Germany and The Netherlands and the growth of religious and ethnic division spread over European countries and the world after recent losses by Isis on the battlefield has indeed created hatred among each state that increasingly becoming a political currency. Thus, immediate actions must be taken necessary in order to unite in the face of common challenges for tackling terrorist attacks, especially between the United Kingdom and other EU countries.
As The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt stated, with the appearance of several people either in Europe and elsewhere sought to exaggerate differences (in terms of religion, race, etc) to divide the UK and EU countries which damaging political stability in Europe, both the UK and EU must remain united to prevent their loss.
To achieve the goal, several actions has been planned to be taken. Mr Verhofstadt intended to work alongside with the EU’s chief negotiator Michael Barnier after Brexit talks begin to discuss about the plan in making UK remain as a close strategic partner for the EU in the years to come through securing the safeguard of EU and UK citizen rights after Brexit in the form of an agreement by European Parliament.