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The dangers of terrorism denial

By Houriya Ahmed  

The Houses of Parliament is thought to be one possible target of terrorist suspects arrested yesterday

Yesterday’s arrests over an alleged Christmas ‘bomb plot’ remind us that al Qaeda-inspired terrorism remains a dangerous threat, both in Britain and abroad. It was no surprise to hear that Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, the Swedish suicide bomber, may have been radicalised during his time in Britain. This country is one of the biggest exporters of Islamist violence. Yet prominent politicians, community leaders and activists obfuscate the problem. “If it wasn’t for Bush…

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