Britain: Mass Immigration and International Terrorism
Mass immigration policies pursued by decades of Tory and Labour regimes have turned Britain into a nerve centre for international Islamist terrorism, as proven once again by new revelations that the Muslim terror group behind the ink jet bomb plot is operating inside the UK.
The shocking news that the ink cartridge bombers are actually working from Britain was made by Tory Home Secretary Theresa May in a rare bout of honesty on Thursday.
Addressing the Royal United Services Institute in London, Ms May confirmed that Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was “now working in the UK and planning new atrocities.”
She also announced that one member of AQAP had already been arrested in Britain for planning a suicide bomb attack on a jetliner.
Even more amazingly, Ms May finally admitted that there was a second threat to Britain from young Muslims living in this country (whom she incorrectly called “Britons”) who were “being trained in Somalia to carry out atrocities when they return to Britain.”
She identified the “radicalised young Britons” as being of “East African origin.”
Ms May is of course being an arch-hypocrite. Firstly, these waves of “east Africans” and Muslims are not British by any stretch of the imagination, and secondly the only reason why they are here in the first place is because of the insane pro-immigration policies her party and its Labour clone have pursued over the years.
The British National Party alone has warned that tolerating mass immigration could only lead to terrorism in Britain. The radical Islamists now how a pool millions strong from which to recruit, using as their primary persuasive tool the foreign policy followed by successive Tory and Labour governments.
That Britain has become the nerve centre for Islamist terrorism worldwide gave rise to the French police referring to London as “Londonistan.”
Central to this was the activities of jailed Muslim cleric Abu Hamza, who, coincidentally, has just won an appeal against a bid to strip him of his British passport after a tribunal ruled the move would make him stateless.
Egyptian-born Hamza was jailed in 2007 for inciting his followers to murder non-Muslims, and he currently facing an extradition order to America. Three of his associates, all “British” nationals named Babar Ahmad, Haroon Rashid Aswat and Seyla Talha Ahsan are awaiting extradition along with Hamza for numerous terrorism charges.
They are accused of setting up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp in Oregon, of sending money and “British” recruits to fight for the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, and for helping kidnappers in Yemen who seized a 16-strong party of Western tourists in 1998.
Hamza, the former imam at Finsbury Mosque in London, provided accommodation for shoe bomber Richard Reid, Zacarias Moussaoui, the only team member of the September 11, 2001 attacks to have been arrested and imprisoned, Ahmed Ressam, arrested for trying to blow up Los Angeles Airport, and Nizar Trabelsi, arrested for planning to attack the American Embassy in Paris.
One of the 7/7 Tube bombers had regularly attended Hamza’s preaching, as had two of those attempting to replicate the mission two weeks later.
In 1998, six “British” citizens, described as of “Pakistani and North African descent” along with two other “British residents” were arrested by the government of Yemen and convicted of planning to kidnap a group of tourists and attack British targets in the port of Aden.
In October 2001, the London-based Islamist group al-Muhajiroun claimed that “thousands” of Muslims living in Britain have gone to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban.
At the time, Asian radio station Sunrise canvassed the opinions of 500 Muslims in Greater London, mainly of Pakistani origin and aged between 20 and 45, and found that 48 percent said they would fight for bin Laden or for Islam.
In February 2009, army commanders claimed in an article in the Independent that British soldiers are engaged in "a surreal mini civil war" with “growing numbers of home-grown jihadists who have travelled to Afghanistan to support the Taliban.”
According to that paper, “interceptions of Taliban communications have shown that British jihadists — some ‘speaking with West Midlands accents’ – are active in Helmand and other parts of southern Afghanistan, according to briefing papers prepared by an official security agency.
“The document states that the numbers of young British Muslims, ‘seemingly committed jihadists,’ travelling abroad to commit extremist violence has been rising, with Pakistan and Somalia the most frequent destinations.”
That newspaper went on to add that “MI5 has estimated that up to 4,000 British Muslims had travelled to Pakistan and, before the fall of the Taliban, to Afghanistan for military training.
“The main concern until now has been about the parts some of them had played in terrorist plots in the UK. Now there are signs that they are mounting missions against British and Western targets abroad,” the paper’s source said.
That same month, British army reports revealed that the majority of the detonating devices used in Taliban roadside bombs — which are responsible for most army deaths in that country — are made using British-made electronic components.
Reports revealed that the devices had either been sent from Britain, or brought over to Pakistan by Muslims living in Britain. The components are then easily smuggled into Afghanistan.
In October this year, a Taliban commander in Afghanistan told Sky News the bulk of its funding comes from Britain, where, the commander said, “dedicated fighters are ready to launch terrorist attacks” upon his order.
How much more evidence does Ms May need before she admits that it is her own party’s policies which have created this terrorist nightmare?
Recommended reading: Londonistan: How Britain Is Creating a Terror State Within
By Melanie Phillips. The Times bestseller, now with a new chapter. For years, Britain pretended to be tough on terrorism, while invading two countries. But when it was hit by the 7/7 suicide bombers, the secret was out. Having looked the other way since 1989, Britain has become the hub for Islamist terror throughout Europe and beyond, In Londonistan, Melanie Phlilips reveals herself as that typical breed of journalist who can identify the problem in great detail, but is obvious in her inability to address the cause of the problem, namely Third World immigration. This flaw aside, Londonistan gives a revealing insight into the Islamist threat facing Britain -- and the establishment’s refusal to deal with it. Paperback, 336 pages. Click here to order online.