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Why Muslims like me are worried about the Batley protests

2 April 2021

6:00 PM

2 April 2021

6:00 PM

To some, the persecution of a schoolteacher who showed his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed may seem like a local quarrel. Does it really matter, many Britons will ask, that a few dozen men gathered at the gates of a school in West Yorkshire? Surely it will blow over before long, goes the thinking.

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Yahya Cholil Staquf is General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim organisation. This article is part of Policy Exchange’s Understanding Islamism series – policyexchange.org.uk


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