Ayesha Malik on our common enemy, Dr Rufus Duits on seeing the attack as an act of gender violence, Malcolm Fowler on the rule of law, Karen Laurence on promoting peace instead of war, and Elizabeth Noyes on the role of schooling

The news of the horrifying terror attack in Manchester sent me reeling down memory lane. In Pakistan, where I was born and raised, such attacks have sadly become commonplace. On my daily commute to work, I would often witness anxious mothers escorting their toddlers through fortified walls into nurseries and schools. And as disturbing as it felt, this was increasingly becoming the new norm in the country.

It was quite inconceivable to imagine that these horrors that have besieged the hearts and minds of young Pakistanis would one day terrify youngsters in the UK. To think that a ghastly suicide attack would take place on British soil targeting young children was preposterous. Today, we have a lot of questions to answer about how we got here.

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