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British Islam bounces back

Britain is in the grip of rampant Islamophobia. But their response to the recent alleged terror plot shows that British Muslims are getting stronger and wiser

By Tahir Abbas   September 2006

The recent “foiled terrorist plot” on 10th August has revealed an interesting new mutation in the nature of Islamophobia in Britain and the responses to it. The nation is under the grip of rampant Islamophobia. And it is a media-driven phenomenon that is supported by a wider geopolitical campaign to undermine, destabilise and effectively remove the ever-growing presence of Islam. Islam is simply a threat to a new world order.

What has been quite remarkable about 10/8 is how Muslim elites and commentators have gone on the offensive. After 7/7, Muslims felt a double pressure: as Britons, many were frightened…

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