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Top Muslims in Britain Reject Call to Violence

British Muslim leaders distanced themselves on Friday from a videotape claiming to show one of the London bombers pledging allegiance to Osama bin Laden before he killed six other people aboard a subway train on July 7. The tape, which included images of Mr. bin Laden’s chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, raised concern among some European counterterrorism experts that it might contain coded messages exhorting other “homegrown” terror cells in Europe to strike. References on the video to the Iraq war were taken by Islamic leaders here as evidence that British involvement has led to violent extremism among some young British Muslims – an argument that the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair has strenuously sought to deny. Full Story

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