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13 February 2006

Islam, Intelligence and Infiltration

"Whether the hunt for those behind the London bombers can prevail against [these] powerful political forces remains to be seen. Indeed it may depend on whether Scotland Yard, in its attempts to uncover the truth, can prevail over MI6, which is trying to cover its tracks and in practice has every opportunity to operate beyond the law under the cover of national security."

Remember Abu Hamza, the former nightclub bouncer, who was sentenced last week to seven years in the midst of rather more overt propaganda than it seems most people noticed?

Yesterday's Observer carried the following story and introduction (complete with The Antagonist's emphasis on the key points):
Hamza set up terror camps with British ex-soldiers
US intelligence agencies reveal the jailed cleric's network of training facilities around UK
Jamie Doward and Diane Taylor
Sunday February 12, 2006
The Observer

Former British soldiers taught Abu Hamza's followers to use guns at a camp in Wales as part of an ad hoc terror training network set up by the jailed cleric, according to US intelligence agencies.

But the British security services were either unconcerned or ignorant about Hamza's activities, despite warnings that he was considered a risk from foreign governments and intelligence agencies as early as 1995.

Source: The Observer

Ex-British soldiers have been training up followers of Abu Hamza and we are all meant to believe that the British government was either 'ignorant' or 'unconcerned' that these ex-British soldiers - the Queen's finest white-water-rafters no doubt - were training the followers of someone who has for so long apparently been a thorn in the side of the state.

'Ignorant'? No chance. We're all under surveillance now.

'Unconcerned'? Of course, for it serves a very definite purpose to have an insignificant army of 'mad-mullah' followers, all trained to the highest standard by imperialism's ex-finest, in the event that one should ever need to create and assert the illusion, ad nauseam, that extremist Muslim terrorists have infiltrated quaint-old, rural-old, British country life.

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince people he didn't exist. Oh, the sweet power of propaganda marketing and spin.

The news that ex-British army soldiers are involved in training the followers of Abu Hamza broke on the day that we could all happily watch footage of more of the Queen's finest rounding up, kicking and beating the shit out of defenceless Iraqi children while others of the Queen's finest look on, film proceedings for posterity and shout in delight. Now that's what I call terrorism!

It's time to for everyone to wake up.

The utterly pathetic and totally shameful British press and media whose coverage of July 7th is an insult to the dead, the injured, their families and all the rest of us would perhaps be better employed not espousing the finer points of 'feminist pole dancing', but instead dedicating a little time to investigating the activities of a few more ex-British army, ex-British special forces and ex-British anti-terrorist operatives, some of whom have apparently now eschewed all that defence of the realm nonsense, 'converted' to Islam, grown suitably long beards and ingratiated themselves into otherwise tightly knit and entirely peaceful Muslim communities around the country.

Remember the Hamara Youth Access Project (HYAP), set-up with around a million pounds of government money and from which the mosque opposite warned Muslims to stay away?

Remember the Iqra bookshop set-up with monies from the HYAP and run by Mohammad Tafazal, along with ex-special forces, ex-anti-terrorist operative and white, British Islam-convert Martin 'Abdullah' McDaid?

Remember the Fiaz brothers, especially Naveed, the fellow HYAP pioneer who was originally suspected to be one of the suicide bombers on July 7th?

Remember the man labelled the 'Tartan Taliban', one James McClintock, a Scot and white, British Islam-convert widely known to have fought with the Mujahedeen, also known by his Islamic handle, Mohammed Yacoub?

Remember Samantha Lewthwaite, the white, British convert to Islam, who met Germaine Lindsay (himself a convert to Islam) on the Internet, married him just minutes after meeting him in October 2002, and whose father is an ex-military man who served in Northern Ireland?

Remember the MI6 plan to win over the hearts and minds of muslims by infiltrating their communities?

No, of course you don't remember any of these things, because all of these things have been confined to the same July 7th memory hole as the driver of a second affected Piccadilly line train.

Here's a snippet from a letter about the infiltration of Islam plans which perhaps reveals the real reasons behind why the British media refuse to investigate ex-army, ex-special forces and ex-anti-terrorist operatives that crop up the minute you start researching the alleged suicide bombers on July 7th:
"Dealing with Islamist extremism, the messages are more complex, the constituencies we would aim at are more difficult to identify, and greater damage could be done to the overall effort if links back to UK or US sources were revealed."

William Ehrman
Director General (Defence & Intelligence), FCO

All of which goes to prove that you can be known as Abdullah, or Mohammed, but a new name, a new beard and a lot of government funding does not a true or convincing Muslim make, especially if you're not of ethnic origin.


Numeral said...

Fantastic or, rather, all too real.

Anonymous said...

There is some more info on the HEARTS & MINDS & MUSLIMS letter here.

Anyone with a modicum of sense, who can be persuaded to look into the evidence on this subject, can see that there is an orchestrated campaign to 'implicate' Muslims and 'have them dealt with accordingly' prior to the 'Clash of Civilisations' where the youngest Nations on Earth (USA) takes on one of the Oldest (Iran/Persia).

The whole thng stinks. Thanks for your Excellent post, which should be circulated far & wide.

The Antagonist said...

Thanks both of you and thanks, Sinclair, for the additional link.

The discussion forum of Alex Cox has been hacked again and disappeared offline for the second time since he wrote about the events of July 7th. Visitors to the forum are now greeted with a slightly despondent message from the administrator that refers visitors to a newly established and empty "Alex Cox Group" on Yahoo!

Perhaps it may be worth bearing in mind another paragraph from the hearts and minds document:

"The McColl paper also mentions Cyberspace.

I presume there are opportunities for engaging in the debates on Islamist websites, unattributably. But whoever was doing this would need a carefully worked-out script.

There may also be ways to disrupt or impede extremist websites

I hope some proposals on all this will emerge from the ongoing cross-government work on setting up better systems for monitoring websites.

Everyone's an extremist now.

ziz said...

Mr Fiaz was of course lifted pronto and kept incommunicado in Paddington Green for 4 days and then released without charge and promptly disappeared .... along with the rest of the crew who had garnered such large quantities of loose change from HMG.

Their collective silence and lack of concern about such unwanted detention speaks volumes.

Go back to the Scott Enquiry and the poor guys who fed MI5/6/7/8/9 etc., about the big gun they sold to Saddam. Once they had been used everyone was happy that they faced VAT / Customs charges, court and prison.

Free Abu Hamza!

Laban said...

I'm a bit thick so join the dots for me. Are you saying that any or all of the following is true

a) there's a lot of ex-military links

b) it's being ignored - why ? ...

c) because the military/intelligence are involved in setting up these 'plots'

d) in order to .. what exactly ? Set up Muslims ? Justify more restrictions on civil liberties / ID cards ? what ?

And why ? After all,the government is still allowing Muslim immigration, paying for various radical sheikhs to attend world conferences etc. It seems to me more that the govts attitude to Islam is more that of a nervous man in a cage with a tiger, hoping not toprovoke him while steadily lunchtime gets nearer. But I'm prepared to be convinced otherwise ...

The Antagonist said...

a) Yes, there are a lot of military links, rather too many for comfort, along with rather too many white, British converts to Islam, directly linked to a terrorist atrocity that happened in London in which 56 people were killed, allegedly due to 'Islamic Fascist' terrorism. Yet, in over a year, there have been ZERO arrests in connection with 7 July. Compare and contrast this figure with the 43 arrests in connection with 21 July, the day on which no bombs went off, nobody was killed and nobody was injured because the 21/7 'bombers' had no bombs.

There may transpire to be nothing untoward about either the ex-SBS link, or the number of white, British converts to Islam that turn up immediately you look at the backgrounds of the Asian men accused of being responsible for 7/7, but it would seem, even to the uninitiated, that ex-Special Boat Services operatives, or individuals who picked up the tag of 'Tartan Taliban' while fighting with the Mujahideen, might have a slightly greater degree of knowledge about things such as explosives than your average teaching assistant in a primary school for children with special needs, or even a teenager with his heart set on obtaining a sports science degree.

b) Yes, it is being ignored, despite much of the basic information having been reported on occasion. Why is it being ignored? Because, as one of the founding fathers of PR and news management, Joseph Goebbels, said:

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

c) Yes, State-sponsored terrorism is by far the most prolific form of terrorism and history has repeatedly proved this to be the case in all but the occasional example of such activities, the end being the justification for the use, by States, of any means necessary.

d) Yes. To instigate and perpetuate a big lie, you need something vaguely tangible on which to base it. 7 July 2005 happened and Muslims are accused of being responsible for it. More restrictions on civil liberties have been imposed on everyone, with more on the way, for the law applies to everyone, terrorist or otherwise, Muslim or otherwise, with everyone subject to being treated as the lowest common denominator when it is quite clear that the majority of the 60-or-so million people in this country - outside of the armed forces and including Muslims - are not, have not been, and will not be terrorists. This fact, however, does not and will not stop such items as ID cards and biometric passports rolling along as per the plans, nor will it stop the tireless march of any other technologies of political control to which we are all being increasingly subjected.

And why? Simply, 'the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie'. You answered most of the questions with your questions, to which I add the points above. Furthermore, who needs to pretend working class Muslim immigrants are terrorists when, apparently, it was four, young, British working class men who were responsible for the events of 7 July 2005, an assertion supported by the 'evidence' of just one CCTV image, outside Luton station, in which three of the four faces cannot be identified?

It would be difficult to argue cogently that Muslims are not being persecuted at each and every turn, in much the same way as the Jews were persecuted and rounded-up by the State in 1930s Germany, and we all know roughly what followed there with the advent of Nazi concentration camps and forced labour camps.

The Antagonist said...

Then, right on cue, The Sun's headline for 17/08/06 is:

"CAMPS are the answer to our overcrowded prisons".

It goes on:

"The Sun today calls for disused army camps to be turned into jails to solve the UK'S prison crisis."

Sure enough, there's a big long list of empty army camps, presumably because the soldiers that once inhabited them have all died in the service of those that would throw the rest of us into camps, all ready to roll. Of course, this is nothing new.

Repeat after me, "Arbeit Macht Frei!"

See you all there!