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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Nine years on from 7/7 bombings, is UK ready for the global jihad threat?







Monday sees the ninth anniversary of the bombings in London that shook the UK to the core. Known as the 7/7 attacks, they raised for the first time the prospect of home-grown British terrorism. Now, the country is faced with another global jihadi threat. How is the West - and Britain in particular - going to deal with it? VoR’s Brendan Cole hosts a debate.

While western leaders look at how to grapple with the rising threat of the group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIS, in Britain fears are growing that the terror that ISIS is wreaking across Iraq and Syria could find its way back to these shores.

Added into the mix are the investigations by Ofsted and the Department for Education targeted five schools in the inner city with largely Muslim pupils, placing them in special measures.

Four of the schools are academies and are likely to be handed over to new management by the Department for Education early next month.

To discuss this VoR’s Brendan Cole is joined in the studio by

Dr Brooke RogersReader in Risk and Terror at King's College London

Reyhana Pateljournalist, writer and researcher specialising in issues concerning Muslim communities

Myriam Francois-Cerrahjournalist and broadcaster.