Turning Back Zealotry

Hegland, Corine
January 2008
National Journal;1/12/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p15
The article discusses the political and religious beliefs of British Muslim Maajid Nawaz and the root of Islamic terrorism in Great Britain. It cites the stance of Nawaz on the restoration of caliphate, a Islamic state ruled in accordance with sharia or Islamic law. British officials claim that many homegrown terrorists in the country are from Al Qaeda's bases in western Pakistan. Nawaz argues that changing government policies would not alter the mind of Islamists because they view such rules based on what they believe as the dictates of God.


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