Foreign Policy Link to Extremism

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The majority of Scotland's Islamic leaders believe UK foreign policy is why Muslims are turning to extremism, a study has found.

Researchers questioned 31 mosque leaders and found that almost half of them thought extremist behaviour existed in Scotland.

Many cited the UK Government's foreign policy as the reason.

A lack of parental guidance and the misinterpretation of Islam were also given as factors.