thoroughly search and background check absolutely everybody for any signs of anything
Would you really want to live in a 1984 style police state, where nobody trusts their neighbour anymore?
If I for instance despised the UK & US government and encouraged other people to wake up and see that they are useless, selfish, war-mongers, does that then give the state the right to strip my place apart looking for evidence to use against me as I may be a possible terrorist?
Or, because I happen to hold hardcore Islamic beliefs and live in a town near you, would you be happy to see me carted away, strip searched and my family bothered just to make YOU feel a little more safe in the delusional fantasy world that is thrust upon us daily through the tabloid press.
I remember after 9/11, that just because I look a little foreign (olive skinned) and had a beard, that people on local transport began to eye me with suspicion. I also had a group of local youths shouting 'Osama' at me that year and laughing.
The fact is, how many people here have been directly & physically affected by terrorism? I will hazard a guess and say hardly anybody.
Whereas, how many of us here have been living under an umbrella of fear due to media brainwashing campaigns???