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It’s been five years since the last successful terrorist attack in Britain killed 52 people on the London transport system.

Mohamed Sidique Khan, the bombers’ leader, was also a softly spoken youth worker and father. Shiv Malik spent months in Khan’s neighbourhood to investigate his background, eventually stumbling upon his brother, who told him the troubling and somewhat surreal story of Khan’s radicalisation.

After the bombings, Aatish Taseer published an interview with Hassan Butt, a 25 year-old Muslim who was a self-confessed recruiter for…

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