June 10, 2007

Muhammad Sidique Khan

This article from Shiv Malik elucidates why British Muslims appear to be radicalising. Malik provides an interesting account of what turns people into bombers, explaining how the experience of being an immigrant disorientates young British Muslims, leaving them searching for their 'Muslim' identity and also coping with parents whose norms are often tribal. Its not a complete exploration- but its one of the better things I've seen published on the issue of why the attacks of July 7th happened and why some British Muslims seem to want to beleive in jihadi violence.