As someone brought up Muslim, I’ve felt the need to think hard about what I can do and say in response to these attacks. I don’t agree with May that we have passively been tolerating extremism, but I thought I should at least consider how I might be more helpful at the grassroots level. The problem is I barely go to the mosque, and like most have never heard people in the Muslim community talk about using violence. I’ve encountered misogyny and homophobia yes, but never violence. Asked to go on Sky News in the aftermath of the attacks I found myself talking them out of having me on – I’m an economist and inequality expert, what do I know? But at a recent event about inequality and social tensions, it struck me that current discussions have been ignoring the other side of the equation.