In a meeting with the Muslim community in Glasgow, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband explained the aims and objectives of the United Kingdom’s foreign policy and addressed the community’s concerns. He said Pakistan’s domestic problems, not the presence of United States and British forces in Afghanistan, were the cause of terrorism in the country. Military rules, preventing strengthening democratic institutions, and various lingual, ethnic and sectarian problems were some of the causes of internal terrorism, Miliband argued.

Commenting on the British Muslim community, Miliband said the most important thing was that the British Muslim community considered themselves British, and they felt a passionate commitment to their faith as well as their country.

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