TRUST. That’s the key word in most relationships. Whether it’s between father and son or wife and husband. Whether it’s between two work colleagues or between a psychiatrist and a middle aged, mid life crisis struck man with a perfected comb over describing his struggle with shopping at Aldi after downgrading from Waitrose.

Trust is crucial as I walk down North Finchley high road, witnessing the many different ethnicities, castes, and creeds that occupy my local area. I’m not defined or classed or racially profiled by anyone with any of the criteria mentioned (unlike Heathrow airport.) So in pinpointing one community, the government have lost this crucial ingredient that holds society together.

Trust should even exist between community and the body that enforces the law, ie the police. The one fatal flaw any government can make is to create fear or hysteria or hatred between these two crucial parts of the framework of a society. The equation to this catastrophic concoction of one problem is a hidden anger that endangers society in the long term. Solutions seem to be short sighted, like extinguishing burning extremism, yet not checking the source of the fire. Unless this happens, it seems unfortunate that a constant barrage of fiery young Muslims will become isolated by their own government.

The Decree against Terrorist Acts. This Act was passed in order to round up suspected terrorists on a large scale who were then imprisoned. Was this decree passed in 2010 or in 1934?

I would not blame a person for getting the two dates mixed up. Civil liberties are crucial to a democratic society. Yet our own Anti-terrorism Act can easily be likened to a Stalinist, totalitarian society that we supposedly despise in the modern era. Sending British citizens to Guantanamo Bay or sending Russian citizens to the Gulag. The difference is rather indifferent so to speak. So which society would you live in: the authoritarian, Communist state in 1934 or a democratic, free nation in 2010? The policies of both nations should be on polar opposites yet they are not.

Modern Great Britain stands for supposed freedom and democracy. But is there justification in a justice that isolates a minority? Equality and individual freedoms is what makes me proud to be a young, British Muslim. Nevertheless I hope this pride can be maintained, as for many it is wavering, if not diminished.