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Blair to discuss terror attacks with Muslim leaders

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Blair to discuss terror attacks with Muslim leaders


Tony Blair is meeting with Muslim leaders to discuss measures to combat the threat of terrorism from within the Muslim community.

The gathering at Downing Street is one of seven taking place this week with the aim of reaching a consensus on how to tackle terrorism and its causes. The focus will be on how to fight what the prime minister has called an “evil ideology”. He has also pledged urgent action to deport radical Muslim clerics who come to Britain. The opposition Conservative leader Michael Howard and Liberal Democrat head Charles Kennedy are taking part in the talks. The government has also announced that it is making an extra 15 million euros available to the criminal injuries compensation scheme to help those hurt by the London bombs. It has now been confirmed at least 56 people were killed. Meanwhile, more than 500 British Muslim religious leaders and scholars have issued a fatwa in response to the attacks. The religious decree expresses condolences to the families of the victims of the atrocity and condemns the use of violence.
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