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Fears as young Muslims 'opt out'

Fears as young Muslims 'opt out'

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/03/2004
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Young Muslims are opting out. They've renounced the Islam of their immigrant parents and feel disillusioned with a society that they perceive as racist. Many are turning their backs on democracy and Britain. And they are finding a new identity in a brand of Islam that is radical and intolerant. Out of 1.8 million Muslims living in Britain today, the highest proportion have their roots in Bangladesh and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.