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For years, many of us have spoken about the need for British Muslims to prepare themselves in the (martial) combative arts, both as an engaging way to keep fit (for some simple exercise is boring), and to provide a means of defence for ongoing anti-Muslim and racist physical abuse that heightened particularly after the 7/7 atrocity. And yes, it wasn’t a matter of mere advocacy, we did it ourselves.
More recently, I’ve been asked as to why it hasn’t taken root in the faithfuls’ culture. I’d say: