British Muslims Trained By Pakistani Militants
March 24, 2009 Sky News has learned that Pakistan’s intelligence service has tracked more than 20 Britons who’ve been trained by militants in Pakistan and who have now returned to Britain. Their names are expected to be handed over to their British counterparts soon.
The tracked men are said to have trained with extremist outfits linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban and are thought to pose a potential threat to British security. The dossier of names is expected to be handed over to British anti-terrorist teams soon and is being seen as a big leap forward in the sharing of intelligence between the two countries. But British authorities may wonder why the names were not But British authorities may wonder why the names were not handed over before the suspects re-entered the UK.
The details have been compiled by Pakistan’s intelligence service – the ISI – and follow the Prime Minister Gordon Brown‘s declaration that three-quarters of all serious terror plots in Britain have their roots in Pakistan.
The suspects are aged between 17 and 23 and have apparently created “sufficient suspicion” with their activities for the ISI to believe they pose a “potential danger” to Britain. At least four are thought to have been fighting in Afghanistan – which means they may well have been attacking British troops there.
Intelligence officials say they have also heard “English accents” while listening to satellite and mobile phone chatter between the UK and Pakistan’s tribal heartlands. Eleven of the Britons claimed they were studying in Pakistan while seven said they were visiting relatives.
But in the UK, there are fears that targeting the British Pakistani community as a whole because of the actions of a tiny minority will create a further sense of alienation. (Awwwwwww!)
According to some community workers, many British Pakistanis are already resentful due to the way they feel Government initiatives have singled them out. The Pakistani Community Centre in Derby recently received funding from the Government’s Prevent programme – an initiative that aims to fund community projects in a bid to counter radicalisation.
The British Pakistani community is the largest ethnic group in the UK’s Muslim population.
The Pakistani Community Centre in Derby recently received funding from the Government’s Prevent programme – an initiative that aims to fund community projects in a bid to counter radicalisation.
Shokat Lal, Derby Muslim Forum chairman, told Sky News that many people in his area were deeply suspicious about what the money was actually for.
He said: “There has been a number of people from within the Muslim community who have gone round telling people that this money is all about community-led intelligence – spying on your own community, rather than actually about doing something positive and constructive.
“If you keep on treating people as perpetrators or keep on accusing them of doing something that they’re not involved in, sooner or later that perpetrator mentality will start to stick. SKY NEWS
“If you see something, say something.”
Britain’s umteenth new anti-terrorism plan calls for 60,000 UK citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior by Muslims. Of course the Muslims are enraged that they are the targets of such scrutiny. So Gordon Brown decided to include many ‘moderate’ Muslims in his posse.
HAH! So Gordie, you’re going to have the fox guarding the henhouse. I see.
Of course the liberals are out in force now that British police have asked Londoners to report “odd-looking” photographers and houses with “unusual activity”.
Despite massive criticism for infringing on civil liberties last time, the Metropolitan Police is now going further, asking residents to rummage through wheelie bins and report anyone who dares glance at a CCTV camera.
STUPID LIBERAL David Murakami Wood is a university lecturer and researcher specialised in the impact of surveillance systems on society. This campaign is supposedly encouraging people to report their suspicions on terrorist activity, but is in fact just another step on the illiberal, socially divisive and stupid road towards a McCarthyite Britain, where British people are expected to spy on each other in the name of security.
Apart from encouraging people to rifle through their neighbours’ garbage, the most disturbing thing about this new campaign is the way in which it implies that any interest in CCTV cameras is a potentially terrorist activity. … Effectively, we are being officially instructed to ignore the cameras and pretend we don’t see them. Rather than being a legitimate political response to a repressive, undemocratic and unaccountable growth in surveillance, interest’ in CCTV is now regarded as suspicious in itself.
This is particularly problematic for researchers like me. We’ll see what happens when I am back in London in May and June, when I will be taking a lot of pictures of CCTV as part of my project, which is of course, ironically, sponsored by an official British state research council.”
Video Of Taliban Terror Training Camps In Pakistan
Sky News has obtained new video of Taliban training camps and the murder of Pakistani security forces. This report contains evidence of extreme violence and shows video of the moments immediately before death.
Maybe THESE are the ‘moderate’ Taliban that Obama wants to negotiate with?
See video here: Taliban brutality
Hey, at least the British are not afraid to call a terrorist a terrorist, unlike our Homeland Security Secretary who has made the word ‘terrorism’ politically incorrect.
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