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Report: British Foreign Policy Triggers Extremism


A report commissioned by the British government says the country's foreign policy contributes to driving some members of its Muslim population toward extremism.

The report says perceived injustices in Western foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, often trigger radical impulses in the Muslim community.

The report adds that criticism of British foreign policy should not be seen as disloyalty. It says peaceful disagreement is a sign of a healthy democracy.

The Home Office organized seven working groups to prepare the report on the root causes of the July 7 suicide attacks by British Muslims that killed 52 people in London. The groups made several recommendations, including creation of a British Islam website to counter extremist Islamic Internet sites.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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