Such Lovely Lads

Why do so many young British Muslims turn to violence against the land where they were raised?

The neighbors' tales had a depressingly familiar ring. One arrested man was "as good as gold, a normal lad"; another was a "nice guy" who liked to play soccer in the local park; a third, said someone who lived nearby, was "a very caring boy" who, on learning that her dog had died, said, "If you need me, I'm there for you."

Sweet. But if British authorities are right, those three nice lads and others were involved in a plot to blow airliners traveling from Britain to the U.S. out of the sky. The British last week arrested 24 suspects, one...

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