UK Muslims react to terror raids

As police continue to detain a dozen young men arrested in anti-terrorism raids across the UK, Britain’s Muslim community has reacted with dismay.

Detaining the men, all of Asian origin, has prompted complaints in some Muslim circles that they are being unfairly singled out.

Fewer than one in five of the more than 500 people – most of them Muslim – arrested under terrorism laws since September 11, 2001 have been charged with a terrorist offence, according to government figures.

BBC News, 4 August 2004