Recent events in Britain, labeled by the government as terrorist attacks (and popularly regarded as such by the media thereafter), have done little to help the fragility of relations between the UK’s Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The brutal killing of British serviceman Lee Rigby at the hands of two self-proclaimed (but, as has been argued by the Islamic community, completely unrepresentative) Muslims in late May has been followed by an alarming number of retaliatory attacks against the entire Islamic faith, including bomb plots and vandalism at Mosques and the unprovoked murder of a Muslim pensioner in Birmingham.

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