Powered by
Movable Type 3.2
Design by
Danny Carlton





Made with NoteTab

July 14, 2005

Authorities suspect Moslem religious schools of recruiting London bombers

From The Scotsman:

ONE of the suicide bombers who struck in London was probably recruited when he attended a religious school in Pakistan with strong links to al-Qaeda and its south-east Asian offshoot, Jemaah Islamiyyah, The Scotsman can reveal.

Security sources in Pakistan are investigating a tip-off that Shehzad Tanweer attended a religious school run by the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) during a recent visit to the country. The group's founder has publicly stated that he believes suicide bombing to be the "best form of jihad [holy war]". ...

There was also a fresh warning from Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, that a "large number" of people in Britain had been through radical camps abroad.

"We have to understand that these foot soldiers who have done this are only one element of an organization that is bringing about this kind of mayhem in our society," he said. "And we have to attack the people who are driving it, organising it, manipulating those people."

...meanwhile...

From the Associated Press:

The Bush administration has moved aggressively against people suspected of training for and plotting attacks, Critics have said the charges have been overblown and unrelated to terrorism in many cases.

The administration has pointed to the convictions of six Yemeni-Americans from Lackawanna, N.Y., who were recruited to a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks as a model in pursuing and prosecuting terrorism suspects. Prosecutors never charged the men with planning terrorist attacks.

In a pending case in Lodi, Calif., a U.S.-born Muslim and his father have been charged with lying to federal agents about his attendance at a terrorist camp in Pakistan in 2003 and 2004. The FBI alleged in an affidavit that Hamid Hayat returned to the U.S. in May intending to wage attacks, but said its agents had found no immediate threat or terrorist activity.

This idea of pretending that all of Islam is benign is getting people killed. I've long been a supporter of the idea that there are good Moslems, but to ignore the fact that there are bad ones, is stupid. Any Moslem who goes to the Middle East for education should be suspect, and Moslem schools in-country should also be watched carefully. Had Moslems worked toward quelling the radicalism within their ranks like the should have been doing, this wouldn't be a problem.

They made the bed, now they have to sleep in it.

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 14, 2005 08:08 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.jacklewis.net/cgi-bin/mt/jl-tb.cgi/1625

Comments

Post a comment




Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Security verification

Type the characters you see in the image above.