In 2003 extreme Christians George Bush and Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq illegally. Iraq is gas-rich and oil-rich. The West was already interfering in Afghanistan which is a significant trade route for gas and oil.
In recent years in support of military actions, we have been fed anti-Muslim propaganda in large doses. This has helped to create a hostile atmosphere in which our young Muslims have grown up and become alienated from British society – to the extent that they are prepared to depart and fight on behalf of Islamic State.
Everybody who has ever circulated anti-Muslim emails, jokes, or made half-witted social media comments on the matter must take some responsibility for the present situation. Everything will settle down again eventually – it always does. Meanwhile it is up to peaceful people of all faiths and none to try and build bridges.