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The Resource 7/7 : The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, Milan Rai

7/7 : The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, Milan Rai

Label
7/7 : The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War
Title
7/7
Title remainder
The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War
Statement of responsibility
Milan Rai
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In February 2003, Tony Blair was warned by British intelligence that the invasion of Iraq would 'heighten' the risk of terrorism in Britain. In July 2005, al-Qaeda struck in the heart of London. Polls show that an overwhelming majority of people in Britain are convinced that there is a connection between the London bombings and the war on Iraq. Using secret government documents declassified since the bombings, and leaks from British intelligence, Milan Rai exposes deceit at the highest levels, as well as the role of British foreign policy in generating a home-grown version of al-Qaeda. Rai shows how an official report drawn up by the Home Office and Foreign Office in early 2004 identified 'foreign policy' - and the war in Iraq in particular - as a major cause of alienation among young British Muslims. Examining the backgrounds of the 7/7 bombers, Milan Rai demonstrates that Islam is not to blame. Most importantly, the book shows us how to make sure that this never happens again -- and offers brief obituaries for the 52 people who lost their lives that day
Biographical or historical data
Milan Rai founded the British branch of Voices in the Wilderness and co-founded the anti-war group ARROW, a London-based direct action and anti-war information group. His two previous books are War Plan Iraq and Chomsky's Politics. In 1993 he was awarded the Frank Cousins Peace Award for Research by the Transport and General Workers' Union.
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Rai, Milan
Dewey number
  • 303.625
  • 327.117
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • London Terrorist Bombings, London, England, 2005
  • Terrorism
  • Iraq war, 2003
  • Terrorism
  • Muslims
  • Islam and politics
  • Terrorism
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
7/7 : The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, Milan Rai
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780745325644
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780745325644
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
7/7 : The London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, Milan Rai
Publication
Control code
9780745325644
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780745325644
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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