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What Drove 2 Britons to Bomb a Club in Tel Aviv?

Something changed Omar Khan Sharif, sent him in a new direction, and Derby’s older Pakistani population cannot begin to fathom what it was. But the radicalization of the well-educated, thoroughly Westernized Mr. Sharif, 27 — the forces that led him from Derby to Tel Aviv, where he is wanted on charges of helping to carry out a suicide bombing in a beachfront nightclub on April 30 — make a certain sense to the younger, second-generation immigrants born and raised here. Mr. Sharif was angry, they say, for reasons that would be all too understandable to Muslims everywhere. “In a way, I sympathize,” said Mohammed Zahid, 23, an automobile-plant inspector with a broad Midlands accent, who was strolling down Normanton Road, near where Mr. Sharif lived with his wife and two daughters. “When you see what’s happening in Israel, something comes into your mind, something just goes.” Full Story

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