There is a hardcore rump within the British Muslim community that didn't actually believe somehow that Sidique and his cohorts were responsible. Rampant conspiracy theories mushroomed out of control.
"Shahid Rafique Malik" is a United Kingdom/British Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party politician who became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dewsbury (UK Parliament constituency)/Dewsbury in United Kingdom general election, 2005/2005 after defeating Conservative Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. In 2007 he became Britain's first Muslim Minister as International Development Minister, and subsequently served as a Justice Minister, Home Office Minister and most recently as Minister for Race, Faith and Community Cohesion at the Department for Communities and Local Government. He lost his seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom/House of Commons to Simon Reevell at the United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010 general election following significant boundary changes.More Shahid Malik on Wikipedia.
The most profound challenge yet faced by the British Muslim community.
What we are seeing in the north of England is a reaction by local people to the infiltration of far-right groups like the BNP and the NF in their towns.
They are very, very distressed, living in fear, not knowing what is going on.
This has been a tragic weekend for Burnley and we must now work to rebuild things.