London Calling

Bergen, Peter
June 2000
New Republic;06/05/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 23, p15
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.


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