COLLINS – Terrorist attack raises the issue to a new level

THE bombing at the Manchester Arena last night is a new level of terrorist escalation in my view. At this writing, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but there has been no evidence presented yet. That may change.

In any event, this is a different kind of terrorist attack.

This attack is not just a random device planted on a road somewhere in the Middle East, or an attack on a market place, or the Boston Marathon, or some federal building in Oklahoma. While those attacks are horribly tragic — and they are, make no mistake about that — this attack hit hard at the heartstrings of people everywhere: women and children.

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