On the link between terrorism and attempts to suppress ‘militant Islam’

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“ Whenever Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron struggled to explain why British blood and finance had to go on toppling regimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, they were explicit: it was to prevent terrorism in the streets of Britain. The reason was given over and over again: to suppress militant Islam. When that policy clearly leads to an increase in Islamist terrorism, we are entitled to agree with Corbyn that it has simply failed. Regimes were indeed toppled. Tens of thousands died, many of them civilians every bit as innocent as Manchester’s victims. Terrorism has not stopped ”

Simon Jenkins, ‘Corbyn is right: of course Manchester was linked to British foreign policy’, The Guardian

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