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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Muslim anger over Iraq reported fuelling British extremism - A YEAR AGO...!
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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Muslim anger over Iraq reported fuelling British extremism - A YEAR AGO...!

the cover-ups, the denials, the lies... the house of cards continues to collapse - in slow motion...
The Foreign Office's top official warned Downing Street that the Iraq war was fuelling Muslim extremism in Britain a year before the 7 July bombings, The Observer can reveal.

Despite repeated denials by Number 10 that the war made Britain a target for terrorists, a letter from Michael Jay, the Foreign Office permanent under-secretary, to the cabinet secretary, Sir Andrew Turnbull - obtained by this newspaper - makes the connection clear.

The letter, dated 18 May 2004, says British foreign policy was a 'recurring theme' in the Muslim community, 'especially in the context of the Middle East peace process and Iraq'.

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