In the space of twenty-four hours, Copenhagen has seen its own moment of political violence – and the catching of the perpetrator. But that will not be the end of it. It cannot be. Denmark continues to face a threat on its shores – as does the rest of Europe. How both respond will not only define how long and how extensive the threat will be neutralized – but what kind of Denmark, and what type of Europe, will emerge as a result.
Danish and European leaders need to respond to this tragedy by rejecting any sense that they are about to abjure principles in favor of some kind of “war on terror” narrativeH.A. Hellyer