Militants have once again raided an educational institution in northwest Pakistan. The attack at Bacha Khan University has seen over 21 people killed and many injured after the militants stormed the University campus. The militants were met with resistance from security forces and after a period of intense gun fighting, the situation was brought under control.
The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.
In 2013, one local community offered tea and cake to far-right protestors, helping to diffuse tensions and starting a conversation. Burton residents planned the same tactic for a Britain First march; a move the far-right group actually welcomed.
Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.
Combatting extremism will take a multinational movement towards international relations based in humanitarian principles, rather than national self-interest only - a principle that has, in the past, served extremists rather than confronted them, and which reflects the interests of an elite corporate and ruling class rather than the people of Britain, regardless of background or religion.
As false reports of fresh gunfire in the central Paris square, near the Bataclan, sends people fleeing for their lives; it's clear the world is on tenterhooks, anxiously waiting for the next hit, for news on friends and loved ones fallen in the massacre, that has already callously claimed 132 lives.
Equipped with the training to employ proactive online engagement and the funding to do their work well, specialist workers like these should be the army we deploy against ISIS, to target that bottleneck and ensure that with all the training and financing in the world, they find it as difficult as possible to identify Europeans willing to murder their fellow citizens.