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The United Kingdom’s response to terrorism has been shaped by the various threats it has faced during the 20th century – from Russian anarchists, Irish republicans, Middle Eastern groups, to the supporters of causes such as animal rights. However, an ongoing and serious terrorist threat to Northern Ireland remains. Currently, the UK assesses its most significant risk to national security as that from terrorism ­associated with and influenced by al-Qaeda.

issue 1)

The term Islamo-fascism has come to denote intolerant if not fanatical actions and behaviour. The reluctance of mainstream Muslims to condemn these activities and behaviour may stem from ambiguities and divisions within Islam.