TITLE

London Calling

AUTHOR(S)
Bergen, Peter
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;06/05/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 23, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the rise in fundamentalist militancy in London. Claims of holy war by the Islamic fundamentalists against the state of Israel; Views that a wider Islamic movement has mushroomed in London; London has emerged as the hub of Islamic groups; Views that some the groups may be political or media organizations and other involved in activities of holy war around the world; Reasons for the choice of London as the center; Views that Great Britain has a tradition of offering asylum to political refugees; Existence of sizeable Muslim communities in London; Views that Great Britain has an accommodating welfare system; Reference to Abu Hamza as the most mediagenic of the Islamists; Views that the tolerance for dissenters in Great Britain might be thinning because of the anti-social activities of militants.
ACCESSION #
3158302

 

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