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The Independent - United Kingdom | Monday, July 2, 2007

Terrorist alarm in the UK

"As they wake up to news of the foiled car-bomb attack on Glasgow Airport, I know what millions of my compatriots will be saying ...: 'What's wrong with these crazed Muslims?' ... What these aggrieved Britons don't realise is that exactly the same conversations are taking place in most Muslim households too", writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Speaking as a British Muslim, she continues, "when bloodthirsty Islamicists strike, we experience a collective intensification of our attachment to Britain. ... Sane, ordinary British Muslims are even less forgiving of such nihilists, whose barbarism undermines our fundamental right to belong to this country as absolute equals. These are hobby terrorists with screwdrivers and screwed heads; they appropriate legitimate concerns, turn them into excuses on their own violent reality shows, sure to be broadcast again and again on screens around the world."

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