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A man named, Ian Anthony Rook, accused of stabbing a surgeon who treated victims of the Manchester Arena attack has appeared in court. Nasser Kurdy, who operated on those injured in the bombing in May, was stabbed from behind with a knife as he walked into a mosque in Hale, Cheshire, just before 6 pm on Sunday.

It is unmistakable that Britain faces a problem of Islamophobic terrorism which is expanding far right radicalization across the spectrum of society as is evident by the arrests of soldiers

He has been charged with assault and possession of a lethal weapon, Greater Manchester Police said. A second man who was also arrested has now been released without charge. Rook is now due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

A related incident was the arrest of eleven persons over ties to the banned organization called the National Front. The 11 men were arrested across the country on suspicion of offenses including preparing terrorist acts, being members of a banned organization and possession of terrorism documents as part of the inquiry into the National Action organization.

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The neo-Nazi group became the first far-right organization to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of a member of parliament Jo Cox, whose killing it had praised. The arrests were no doubt spurred by the arrest of serving British soldiers who were part of the National Front. The four military personnel were arrested on suspicion of the ‘commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism’.

Breivik killed eight people by detonating a van bomb amid the Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo, and then mass murdered 69 participants of a AUF summer camp on the island of Utøya

Since the start of the 21st century, the world has started to see a rise in far-right terrorism usually revolving around the social prejudice of Islamophobia. Described as “a deliberate perversion of Islam in the hope of bringing Islam down once and for all.” Islamophobia is not an act of misrepresentation of Islam but the guiding force behind it. It is a hostile attitude against Muslims on the basis of their religion and a desire to annihilate Islam as a religion.

While Islamophobia was around in Britain since early times, it gained strength after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and subsequent terrorist atrocities in Britain. Then the violent aspect of Islamophobia was restricted largely to harassment of Muslim women, assaults on Muslim people, desecration of Muslim mosques and cemeteries. However, the media coverage of Islamophobic attacks was limited instead with many media outlets such as The Sun actively inflaming Islamophobia.

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However, the media coverage of Islamophobic attacks was limited instead with many media outlets such as The Sun actively inflaming Islamophobia

With the passage of time and negligence from the British authorities, Islamophobia became even more violent and brutal. This phase was significantly facilitated by the rise of different groups such as the English Defense League (EDL) and Britain First. Some members of the EDL were caught in terror attacks such as arson and pipe bomb attacks , yet the group largely escaped public scrutiny.

Foreign terrorists also joined in the Islamophobic campaign inside Britain. The most famous being was Pavlo Lapshyn who was jailed for 40 years for the murder of Muhammad Saleem and bombings of several mosques in the UK. Lapshyn is alleged to be a member of the transcontinental terror group known as Knights Templar Europe.

The group was formed to cleanse Europe of Muslims and is infamous for the atrocity committed by its founder Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik killed eight people by detonating a van bomb amid the Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo, and then mass murdered 69 participants of a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya.

The 11 men were arrested across the country on suspicion of offenses including preparing terrorist acts, being members of a banned organization and possession of terrorism documents as part of the inquiry into the National Action organization

Steadily Islamophobic terrorism has become more and more entrenched in Britain. This was exemplified by the 20 June Finsbury mosque attack, in which one person died and 11 were injured in the early hours of Monday morning after a van was driven into a crowd of Muslims. The attacker was apprehended and identified as Darren Osborne, a man who has previously expressed hatred of Muslims.

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It is unmistakable that Britain faces a problem of Islamophobic terrorism which is expanding far right radicalization across the spectrum of society as is evident by the arrests of soldiers. A part of the problem lies with the media narrative that tries to show Anti-Muslim violence as being lower than violence by Muslims as well as the sharing of the limelight with notorious Islamophobic hate peddlers such as Tommy Robinson and Katie Hopkins.

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