SHEDNOTES 53: looking back to the roots of jihadism …

With 97 days to go to Election Day, The Shed makes room for a story written by one of its personnel for the Yorkshire Post in 2001 – in between the Bradford riots and the 7/11 attack on America – but never published.
The Shed has been looking for a test of its scan-and-paste function and wants to record what follows, rather than throwing it away, for the following reasons …
1) It is a reminder that the police can and will be bastards.
2) It is a reminder that the white establishment, including the press, will usually avoid pointing out that the police have probably behaved like bastards.
3) It is a reminder that it was partly our fault that young British Muslims were already seething when they were provoked by the National Front in Bradford and when some of their best young men were given vicious sentences for rising to the bait, to shrugs from the rest of us.
The Shed suspects at least some of today’s jihadists were made in prison over the years that followed.


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