UK policy boosting terrorism

August 13, 2006 at 6:31 pm (Politics)

Leading UK Muslims have united to tell Tony Blair that his foreign policy in Iraq and on Israel offers “ammunition to extremists” (i.e. boosts their anger) and puts British lives “at increased risk”.

The key figures who write this open letter included Muslim Council of Britain and several of the signatories, such as key Labor MPs Sadiq Khan (Tooting) and Shahid Malik (Dewsbury), whom it is believed can shape Muslim opinion.

The letter accuses UK’s foreign policy of lacking any policy to pay regard to civilian lives. Mr Khan told that Mr Blair’s reluctance to criticism Israel over the Lebanon attacks meant the pool of people from which terrorists found their recruits was increasing.

Read the whole article @ Guardian

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