In Acton, in West London, there is a church which has bucked the Western European trend. Its congregation has not just grown, it has grown so many times over that it has had to move into a larger building. The number of worshippers is increasing all the time. Sadly this is not a success story but rather the result of a historic tragedy.
Jihadists have reportedly been using social media to encourage lone wolf-style attacks on Israelis at the Rio Olympics.
According to material obtained by the Foreign Desk news website, social media messages from a group backing Al Qaeda urge would-be jihadists to attack athletes from a number of Western countries, including France and the UK.
Nice's Jewish community was in shock this week after Thursday's terrorist attack left one of its members dead and 10 seriously injured.
France-born Muslim Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, of Tunisian origin, drove a truck into the crowds celebrating Bastille Day along the city's promenade, killing 84 people and injuring more than 300 before being shot dead.
The recent outbreak of violence around Hebron and in other parts of Israel and the West Bank is reminiscent of the previous wave of attacks that began last October.
The causes of the violence are largely the same: renewed tension around Temple Mount in Jerusalem, growing frustration with both Israel's military occupation and the dysfunctional Palestinian Authority, and anti-Israel incitement on
Forty years ago, Israel amazed the world with the daring Entebbe Raid. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 from Tel Aviv, with 248 passengers on board, was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two German terrorists. The hijackers demanded the release of Palestinians prisoners held by Israel and of terrorists imprisoned in Europe.
After three deadly terror attacks over the past week - in Tel Aviv, Orlando and Magnanville - British security experts have warned that the principal danger posed to the Jewish community comes from similar lone wolf terrorists or small cells.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the British community's response to the terror attack at the Pulse nightclub.
Expressing condemnation of the murders and solidarity with the victims, Chief Rabbi Mirvis said: "At a time of such anguish, it is difficult to adequately convey the depths of our moral revulsion for an individual who was so motivated by hatred that it led him to mass murder.