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7/7

A New Book by Milan Rai

Milan Rai, JNV coordinator, has a new book out - 7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War.

You can order the book from JNV (some proceeds going to JNV) via this order form. For the month of July, you can order one copy and buy a second at half-price for a total of £17 post-free. (UK orders only, unfortunately.)

Milan toured the UK in April and the US in June to talk about the issues raised in the book. The official book launch was on 12 April, at Friends House, Euston Road, London. 7/7 survivor Rachel North, Iraqi academic and activist Nadje al-Ali, and radical historian Mark Curtis all shared the platform with Milan, in a meeting chaired by Maya Evans.

Here is a review by Paul Rogers of Bradford School of Peace Studies.

Advance praise for 7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War:

'This book inspired me and other survivors of July 7th. Understanding what happened and why is essential for healing and allows us to move forward. I urge all those committed to hope, healing and peaceful resolution of conflict to read what Milan has written.'

Rachel North, writer and 7/7 survivor

'Milan Rai’s book about the July bombings in London is clear, scholarly, analytical, powerful, persuasive—and very readable. Seeking the real explanation for those events he completely destroys the illusion spread by the prime minister that they had nothing to do with Britain’s illegal aggression against Iraq, which no-one really believes.
The author, a man committed to peace, holds no brief for the violence in those attacks and the suffering they caused, but patiently takes us through the circumstances that played a part in motivating those who carried them out.
This is a book that everyone with a serious interest in the crisis we face must read if they are to hope to understand it, its causes, its effects, and how we might resolve it.'

Tony Benn

'A penetrating and timely analysis that deserves the attention of all sides.'

Ziauddin Sardar, author of What Muslims Believe and Why Do People Hate America?

'Clear, interesting and very well-informed.'

Revd Canon Prof. Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford

7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War is available from JNV for £11.99 post-free - or two copies for £17 post-free (July). You can order now here.