Meeting Halfway: James Fergusson

For his book Al Brittania, My Country, the journalist took a journey through Muslim Britain. What results is an absorbing, timely read that explores cultural commonalities and differences

18th June, 2017
James Fergusson: ‘We have to have honest conversations and initiate genuine engagement’

James Fergusson was at home in Edinburgh when news of the Manchester Arena attack broke, in which 22 people were killed after an Ariana Grande gig, when a young British Muslim called Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated a homemade bomb. Fergusson saw the reports on television and followed the news on Twitter. His first reaction? “It was just a question of time,” he says. “I regard it as a blowback from western policy in Iraq. The...

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