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It's true that some British Muslims don't actually want to integrate – but this is about a lot more than religion

It's true that some British Muslims don't actually want to integrate – but this is about a lot more than religion

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
Summary: 

But we need to acknowledge that this is a battle that will not end soon. We are fighting a terrorism that exists through an ideology, and transcends organisations. We aren’t just fighting the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Isis, but the .

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Most British Muslims are able to healthily integrate being both Muslim and Western, seeing those two identities as compatible and harmonious rather than conflicting. But there are an increasing number of young Muslims who find their sense of belonging and identity elsewhere.

That comes from Islamophobia, but also portions of the Muslim community refusing to , regarding integration as a compromise of their identity. They push the notion of Britain never being our home, that we will always be hated for being Muslim, that you cannot truly be British and Muslim.