Sunday, July 24, 2005

One Way Tickets To Islamabad

The Brit MSM has begun the job of identifying local terrorists. Pakistan will be delighted to take delivery of the first batch.

Once glibly described as the “Tottenham Ayatollah” and often portrayed as a figure of fun, the radical Islamist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed has an increasingly strong claim to the title of the godfather of British terrorism.

It is becoming clear that al-Muhajiroun (ALM), the group formed by Bakri in London less than a decade ago, has played a pivotal role in radicalising young Britons who have gone on to wreak terror in Britain and across the world.

The Sunday Times has identified more than a dozen members of ALM who have taken part in suicide bombings or have become close to Al-Qaeda and its support network.

To their shame, the Brit authorities appeased these killers.

The authorities may have been lulled into a false sense of security because Bakri, who acts as ALM’s spiritual leader, insisted that his followers obey a “covenant of security” which, while encouraging terror abroad, forbade them from carrying out attacks in Britain.

Last November Bakri announced that ALM was disbanding. Three months later he said the “covenant of security” was no longer in force. Experts note that the London bombings followed four months later.

But there's good news:

Seven days after the September 11 attacks Bakri issued a fatwa (religious ruling) containing a death threat against President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.

Pakistan will be delighted to host these folks.