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Britain’s Cowardice Threatens Our Security

Author: Ed Husain, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
July 19, 2014
The Times (London)


I grew up in Margaret Thatcher's Britain believing instinctively in British greatness. Ten years ago I lived in Syria and Saudi Arabia for three years where Arabs held British people in high esteem: our monarchy and the English language were treasured.

Later, when visiting India, home to the world's largest democracy, Brits were seen as civilised, thoughtful and well mannered — this, despite Britain's imperial past in India. I moved to work in America four years ago and there my country became a source of pride and embarrassment.

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