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military operation in kirkuk the iraqi government claims it's getting i saw fighters in the in the city which is partly under the control of the kurdistan regional government the k r t the us says it's an excuse by iraq to launch an attack on his forces tensions are been growing between the two governments after iraqi kurds voted overwhelmingly for secession and last month's referendum well you know what that they lacked so meusel fighters have been allowed to enter her cook because they were fighters who are considered very dangerous and who pledged allegiance to a source or who have confessed to have fought with a group of women and we asked the kurdistan region and we ask her caucus which is on there to federal authority as well as we have asked the minister of interior to send officials took her coke to get these terrorists and investigate them and these are terrorists who have committed crimes against civilians in who region and other areas they have to be punished according to iraqi law. and in the u.s. two more people have been confirmed dead from wildfires in california bringing the
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total number of people killed to twenty three hundreds of fire engines and crews are being rushed to the states from other areas to try and contain the frames more than three thousand homes and businesses have been destroyed many of them in the wine country coming up next here on al-jazeera people in power. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed just a satisfied for the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al jazeera. in may this year a suicide bomber targeted a pop concert in the u.k.'s manchester arena killing twenty two people and injuring scores of others many of them teenagers and children the attack raised difficult
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questions in the aftermath about how diverse communities in britain should deal with extremism in their midst but this reporter amos mcdonnell found out it also prompted the city to come together in the face of great stress. that's life in the purchase of those us government. is us. also. the attack on manchester left twenty two people dead one hundred sixteen people
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injured. they've been attending a concert by the american pop star ariana grande day at the manchester arena. it became the single deadliest act of terrorism in the u.k. since the july seventh bombings of two thousand and five he sees him as an exploration of. the suicide bomber is salman a baby a twenty two year old born in manchester libyan parents they'd fled the gadhafi regime the city gave them a home after our darkest of nights manchester is today waking up to the most difficult of dawns. it is hard to believe what has happened here in the last few hours the young the hopeful the innocent attacked on a night out. it provoked an outpouring of national grief and for some that grief soon turned to anger. the spotlight here turned almost immediately to manchester's
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muslim population and in particular the libyans these terrorist attacks are designed deliberately to drive a wedge through communities to pit everyone else against the muslims and they often work creating fear and hatred so that's why i've come here to find out if that's actually what's happening in manchester to find out how the muslims themselves are dealing with that. it's so important time to get outside. but this is a divided britain a troubled britain used by elections and brings it in battle after a run of terrorist attacks. there isn't a lot to celebrate right now but there is a desire it seems to come together. everyone's probably stuck together you know
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like you had a law you know a in the face of it really you know no one's really being cowed by terror everyone standing up all together which is such a close community in that there's just so much diversity here together and this is no hate. god. that's not quite how everyone sees it here far right groups like the english defense league have been holding rallies this one turned violent. in the month after the attack two hundred twenty four instances of anti muslim high crimes were told that's an increase of five hundred and five percent on the same period last year. and it's not just on the fringes there is to be frank far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. things needs to change that will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations.
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it's clear britain is having something of a moment for terrorist attacks in just three months has left many questioning just how tolerant and old this society should be first the westminster bridge attack then manchester the london bridge attack and then a far right extremist drove a truck into crowds praying at finsbury park mosque. right. andy burnham once had ambitions to lead britain's labor party he recently left national politics to become the first directly elected mayor of manchester and he took up the job just weeks before this attack you know it's raising my head in politics aside i talked about it i mean you have a tougher conversation something papering next year maybe there is a conversation here we do need to have a difficult conversations about what more we can all do to suckle extremism extremism a very kind of radicalization what more can communities to respond to talk over and
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be honest about. manchester is a small city just half a million people so this is one of those places where everybody knows somebody who was there that night was. hundreds of people were caught up in this attack including fifteen year old semi she'd waited months to see her arrival ariana grande. i was waiting for i make a call as i knew she was on top and then i beg my brother buy me something here. this is the finish we had like a loud bang found. and. everyone was screaming and i saw some incompetent blood semantic crime a stupor assessing the impact of that not very very great for. this man and obviously. when you start to see the faces of the people who died in really humanizes their nuts that's when it starts to dawn on you that you know this is
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this is a really kind of severe thing that we would manage to escape the soon as this terrorist attack happened the conversation almost immediately turned to to muslims and to young people being radicalized how did you interpret that conversation obviously i fit the description in a muslim male in my twenty's from manchester so there for a few similarities. and unfortunately that obviously makes other people maybe suspicious of people who fear my description of these people they would look at me like like like oh you know muslim leaders be like oh it's done something like you know i was a victim of the it's happened. so it's that kind of suspicion exactly what the extremists want other muslims to feel i think that's their aim is to make us feel unwelcome to make us think some to divide us and make the muslims look at muslims in a certain way so that they may obviously use this propaganda and say you know look
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at the way they look you know this isn't your home you may have been brought here and brought up here but this is this is where you belong come join us and those sorts of things or the moment when you're a victim of the that extra you know suspect you know about that threat so you just need to be strong and make sure you don't have succumbed to the. muslims make up five percent and britain's population in manchester and make up sixteen percent and right now it's the muslim holy month of ramadan. tonight i've been invited to break the front just with a bit galba a well known family of libyans here in manchester. haslam i miss you so much you are nice to me thank you so much for having me.
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this one in our. house which is just rice makes me snow. like the family of the bomber so many of the bengal bones came here fleeing the regime of moammar gadhafi when we came we were running away for our life from a brutal regime that kills its opponents the hundred people in the streets and there's all sorts of things but she said after two for nothing in return you just enjoy and be a good citizen and your man you fans of course of course. it's very clear from talking to you that you've had a huge emotional reaction to what's happened here in manchester the first thing that came to mind this is this is our city being terrorized by one of our own.
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would you start to see this feeling of shame so it is time that we do something in return we do something to counter the doubt. to prevent that from ever happening again image do you think there's been a sort of naivety or even a willful ignorance about the realities of what's going on in the community i think so i mean we have to say that has been an a.b.c. i mean if anybody has a monster in his own home we need to be a little over him a little bit him. report him straighten him what it will take. i'm interested to know if this is just an elder statesman of the local debian community with his nephew abdul from a younger generation thinks the senate are a member there's been a mosque which is around the corner from here in the early ninety's at the end of the. the first afghan war there was out of nowhere
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a lot of you know of jihadi fighters. ended up in manchester very quickly they tried to take the mosque over try to impose their ideas and if you didn't pray a certain way if you didn't look a certain way if you didn't you know so because there is knowing you were a muslim maybe looking back then i think you know naivety we let. them have too much if you like you know giving too much of the benefit of the doubt you have to own up to what happened that was a libyan who did it end. i think possibly other society is right in telling libyans you know you have to. stand the bond be counted you are an own up to this and so if there is a conversation that needs to be had what is it you cannot afford to be pacifist or take a back seat and leave the initiative to others initiative is taken by the radical
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muslims who are committing crimes in your name in your religion like it or not it will turn around and you will pay the price. something i do said over dinner sparked my interest but the didsbury mosque had been infiltrated by jihad spac in the ninety's. somewhat of a news to worship his father was them always and who performed the call to prayer rulers of unchecked radical elements in this mosque and rumbled around for years but elders denied of saying they report any extremist views including those of the baby to the authorities. but it turns out back in one thousand nine hundred nine after the soviets left afghanistan at least fifty jihadist fighters did appear in didsbury mosque many were libyan their influence is being felt here ever since and now that's being repeated all over again during the arab spring in libya in twenty
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eleven drives of young british libyan men went off to fight and overthrow gadhafi britain led the nato intervention with air strikes but it needed ground forces to do the real work men like our craft who went from manchester to fight. why were the british authorities so relaxed about people going off to fight in need i know they go in for a good cause. that's i think the tiriel this ideology at the time that. we couldn't get rid of gadhafi ourselves through libya over the libyan have to rise up first. we now have some became radicalized qualifying islamist militias so was it a mistake to let them go and then let them come back because in the second instance sake they made one people come back they didn't get their brains examined and checked out i mean everybody has been to a war zone and it's some cycle cycle time to find out if he's one of the vanguard or not not everyone who goes off to fight wants to bring the violence back home to
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britain but counterterrorism forces can't always tell the difference and that carries enormous risks for countries like the u k. it's like the guys felt isolated . between their home. and the ok and what's up to the community here a little excerpt about home welcome to all the white libyans on the phone we have to call them that it's just a little fight of the what it was. the lack of social cohesion with the understanding was the role with hope a lot of these reporters are going to bed britain the semi five years identified twenty three thousand suspects of interest posing a terrorist threat but security experts say that is just the tip of the iceberg. victories against isis on the ground in the middle east have led to a heightened state of alert in the west and when attacks do happen security services play catch up that means acting fast to arrest and detain suspects.
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i mean. come on the bear. and i've lived in the u.k. all. told him it's it's hard call oh yes the rage in the way i am and it's just repeating itself constantly in my head like from not being able to sleep to being constantly. like it's like my brain is just on yeah the man is terrified she has never told the story of this right until now it isn't oh my favorite here and i was kind of semi away and just out of nowhere all of a sudden i test hair and massive bang. it was so loud you couldn't even tell where it was coming from. downstairs and i can just
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see people just storming into the house it's sunday twenty eighth of my six days after the suicide bomb went off at the arena. across manchester and the region security services are conducting counterterrorism raids desperate to understand if so many baby was acting alone. as part of a network. stands. just the way they looked in my phone and it was either. him out is it home alone his street is cordoned off she had gone to the same colleges selman the baby but she says she had no contact and no relationship with one of them came in. under arrest suspected terrorist.
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i was just looking. like. what are you saying like. how how spector a terrorist. i don't know what to say i don't know what to do. of the twenty two arrested in these raids across manchester not a single person was charged. you could have just knocked on the door who would have opened you would have asked as many questions as you want to had would have been. that's. the british government wants greater powers to conduct raids and detain terrorism suspects it also wants muslim communities to play a bigger role in monitoring extremism does your experience make you less likely to do that. no i wouldn't actually to become. i mean if especially with someone he was for four to five times so we
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did kind of raise awareness this person has these extreme views so in a way we can we are kind of you know speaking out central to solving this problem of radicalization in the west is the need for security services to build confidence and trust with the muslim communities getting that right is tricky because it's exactly those relationships that come under pressure every time there's an attack it also means looking at root causes like the ideology that underpins groups like isis when they preach and recruit and that means talking about saudi arabia. since the one nine hundred sixty s. the saudis are said to sponsor a multi-million dollar effort to export wahhabi islam across the islamic world including to muslim communities in the west wahhabism is a strict and
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a virtually conservative interpretation of the faith and in the u.k. that saudi money has built mosques and islamic schools which in turn have played host to extremist preachers and the distribution of extremist literature. there are none of these would be a surprise to the british government downing street has been sitting on its own report for more than six months which details the foreign funding of terrorism and extremism its publication is deemed too sensitive for a government relying on the sale of billions of dollars worth of arms to its saudi element. so what does this mean in reality if you've not the time to start claiming victim hood this is the time to be reflective and say we need to take them ownership and actually collectively as a society we need to stand up and address this problem i mean alone is a politician on the local council she runs a think tank and she's a muslim. she's prepared to say want few others will the conservative cultural
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practices with the unified could be connected to terrorism there is a rise of fundamentalism across the globe and actually if you want to say that these people are misrepresenting our faith then we've got to show that our faith isn't what these people claim to be which is a very black and white very politicized islam today i mean it is taking us to one of the local mosques. i would just cover up and this could be sufficient so what are you going to find out now with women are allowed in yeah i just i don't see them space for women and i'm kind of what they do and you know kind of see you interact with us right on cue the local imaam turns up to greet us . with the seat belt of infection and go look for the motion to give it to you before i'm going to want to know about you but the night that both of you because you're still with you peaches and a normal friend you know you know. if you don't know if anybody's going to move we
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are invited in but without the camera we're told women are welcome here but in truth there is no designated prince place for women on the rolls for nothing because i'm boiling that. he's very friendly very open and you know i mean he they are they want to be inclusive and they want people to know about it and you can see they said you want to make me for presenting the most faith but again didn't shake my hand didn't make much i contact with me someone is that matter why is that important because there are some who would say. this is. the faith is practiced because you know you know what matters because actually that may be how the faith is practiced here but then people use that to bash islam with in terms of you press your women that you don't believe in gender equality how does that make you feel about your faith you always feel that you are second class citizen you know we wouldn't tolerate separate entrances for blacks so much. you know and yet somehow we kind of turn a blind eye. it's probably just. i just want to go to. the
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question of who owns and defines islam has always been a difficult one for a faith with no central authority but for muslims living in the west vincent able to confront that anyway. you need to be doing something we need to act on these issues and not these seem to kind of take them for granted that they just happen and we don't do anything to help. them look is a mother of two and a community psychologist together she and her friends are writing letters and poems to the people of manchester you have to sign up place that brings out the healing the soul in you the love from the rest and. we want to come together and do a project called love letters to manchester so we're writing messages from all of us we plan on going into the city center and basically giving out the scrolls that we've created here and i think the biggest problem in terms of these issues has
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always been you know that on my radicalization of how easy it is for young people to call and access incredibly dangerous people so would you put that sort of extremist online content is just one goal together from the internet yeah i mean i don't see why it should be an online spaces if it's extremist and it's full of hatred it shouldn't be on my pretty hard for any parent explaining and interpret in terrorist attacks to children is a challenge and for muslim brothers there's an added dimension my eldest came to me i think she must have been reading some comments on various newspaper channels on the line and she said to me i can understand why they hate us now and i was like you know that really. sorry. i just don't know how to kind of deal with from you know given her that reassurance that you know that this is nothing to do with us. this isn't about us you know this this is about an individual who's psycho
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you know nobody could do this unless they were completely unhinged just i came here to find out what happens after the terrorists and what we found is a government demanding difficult and embarrassing conversations eighty watt remaining silent home influence of saudi money and the fundamentalism it expects. about him that we have a life that we have a living that we found muslims who genuinely want to engage in difficult to fight for the broader community but still struggle to confront questions over who defines their own faith and how in the living community to say we love manchester and hope you have a lovely day bank feet fake sad and in manchester we found a city still divided on the solution but in both grief and in spirit you know it.
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