Iraq war promotes radicalising of young: MCB

The Muslim Council of Britain called for the government to recognize the role that the Iraq war is playing in radicalising young Muslims, in the wake of the London bombings. “There is no doubt that Iraq is a important factor in the disenchantment that we have seen among some Muslim youths,” said council spokesman Inayat Bunglawala.

“It’s about time that the government acknowledged, that the government must not completely ignore the Iraqi factor,” he said. “There are also other factors to do with unemployment, underachievement in education, religious discrimination, a feeling that their faith is demonized continuously.”

Reuters report, 22 July 2005