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The nun who took down an Isis flag – and stands up for east London's Muslims

Sister Christine Frost on why young men from Tower Hamlets are going to fight in Iraq and Syria

30 August 2014

9:00 AM

30 August 2014

9:00 AM

Not so long ago disaffected youngsters would take to a life of crime and hard drugs, a trajectory which would often kill them. These days, some young men from our Muslim community sign up instead to the so-called Islamic State, and the dream of a distant Caliphate.

Why? Well, forget theology or even the prestige which comes from being a warrior — if Sister Christine Frost is right, it all comes down to housing.

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