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ANALYSIS: Islamist apologists are giving Western policy-makers a false choice between Islamism and jihadism

by Jayson Casper - 23rd January 2015

UK-based Brotherhood activists and sympathisers are warning of further terrorism and Coptic persecution in Egypt unless the West backs the Brotherhood as a counterweight against violent extremists.

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London police repeatedly rebuffed frightened honour killing victim

by Dominik Lemanski - 16th January 2015

WHEN love becomes a capital offence the UK seems helpless to prevent it. DOMINIK LEMANSKI sheds light on the reluctance of the British authorities to deal with 'honour' killings.

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