British Muslims encouraged to fabricate terror stories
A startling report in The Independent, ‘”Work for us or we will say you are a terrorist” – How MI5 blackmails British Muslims’ in May, 2009, (By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor) described how British Muslims were being encouraged to fabricate fake ‘terror’ stories. Shortly before, a Governmental Intelligence and Security Committee ( ISC) report had – surprise, surprise – cleared MI5 from blame for not having ‘anticipated’ the 7/7 event – even though it claimed to have been monitoring Siddique Khan for several years before the event, and Tanweer for a year.
I went round to visit the ‘Kentish Town Community Organisation’, in Camden near to where I live, whose members had courageously spoken out. They had in earlier years warned MI5 against such manipulation, and since it was still evidently happening they had decided to go public. Fortunately for them, Mr Sharahbeel the Chair was articulate and outspoken, and denounced such outrageous arm-twisting of innocent British Muslims.
He said: ‘The only thing these young people have in common is that they studied Arabic abroad and are of Somali origin. They are not involved in any terrorist activity whatsoever, nor have they ever been, and the security services are well aware of this … These incidents smack of racism, Islamophobia and all that undermines social cohesion. Threatening British citizens, harassing them in their own country, alienating young people who have committed no crime other than practising a particular faith and being a different colour is a recipe for disaster. These disgraceful incidents have undermined 10 years of hard work and severely impacted social cohesion in Camden.’
A comment by ‘Muad’Dib’ – author of what is probably the most popular of the July 7 ‘truth’ videos, The Ripple Effect – is here pertinent. This was his advice to British Muslims:
‘In the light of the recent revelation by Robert Verkaik, in The Independent newspaper of Thursday 21st May 2009, about the modus operandi of MI5 and the U.K. police, regarding the recruitment of young Muslims to infiltrate and report on other Muslims and Muslim groups: The ISC report states that Mohammed Siddique/Sidique Khan and Shazad/Shehzad Tanweer were known about, but were not considered to be a threat to the public. If they had both been recruited to work for MI5, then MI5 would obviously not consider them to be any threat, but rather to be an asset instead of a threat. It has been suggested by ex-members of the intelligence services that Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer could have been working for MI5, so this is not an unreasonable deduction to make, as it would explain what happened. The police also said that they did not fit the profile of suicide-bombers or terrorists. We have also been told that the mastermind behind the 7/7 bombings was Haroon Rashid Aswat, who is known to be a MI6 agent and is now in a maximum-security mental institution (to keep him from talking?).
‘It is possible that Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer were actually working for MI5, as informants, in the Operation CREVICE fertilizer-bomb plot case that is referred to in the ISC report, and, if so, that would account for why they were known about, but not considered to be any threat. It would also explain how they could have easily been recruited to take part in the training-drill that was taking place on 7/7/2005, and easily have been duped into making those videos.
‘If this was what happened, then these assets became expendable assets. It should serve as a warning to all to be very careful about co-operating with elements of State intelligence services, who; from time to time; have helped to carry out false-flag attacks upon citizens for what they presumably and mistakenly perceive as “the greater good”. ..In order to be a successful informant, one would have to pass off as an extremist or want-to-be terrorist. In doing so, elements within the intelligence services could easily begin to gather “evidence” about you, whilst they extract information about other people from you, and then frame you and use you as a patsy at a later time.’
Arm-twisting of British Muslims
Let’s have a few quotes from that Independent article:
Five Muslim community workers accused MI5 of waging a campaign of blackmail and harassment in an attempt to recruit them as informants. The men claim they were given a choice of working for the Security Service or face detention and harassment in the UK and overseas. Three of the men say they were detained at foreign airports on the orders of MI5 after leaving Britain on family holidays last year.
After they were sent back to the UK, they were interviewed by MI5 officers who, they say, falsely accused them of links to Islamic extremism. On each occasion the agents said they would lift the travel restrictions and threat of detention in return for their co-operation. When the men refused some of them received what they say were intimidating phone calls and threats.
Two other Muslim men say they were approached by MI5 at their homes after police officers posed as postmen. Each of the five men, aged between 19 and 25, was warned that if he did not help the security services he would be considered a terror suspect. A sixth man was held by MI5 for three hours after returning from his honeymoon in Saudi Arabia. He too claims he was threatened with travel restrictions if he tried to leave the UK.
Mr Adydarus Elmi recalled that an agent called ‘Katherine’ assured him, ‘If you do not want anything to happen to your family you will co-operate.’” Mr Madhi Hashi, a 19-year-old care worker from Camden, claims that when he was returned to the UK on 9 April this year he was met by an MI5 agent who told him his terror suspect status would remain until he agreed to work for the Security Service. He alleges that he was to be given the job of informing on his friends by encouraging them to talk about jihad.
Mohamed Nur, 25, a community youth worker from north London, claims he was threatened by the Security Service after an agent gained access to his home accompanied by a police officer posing as a postman. “The MI5 agent said, ‘Mohamed if you do not work for us we will tell any foreign country you try to travel to that you are a suspected terrorist.’”
None of the six men have ever been arrested for terrorism or a terrorism-related offence. They all studied Arabic abroad and are of Somali origin. They are not involved in any terrorist activity whatsoever, nor have they ever been, and the security services are well aware of this.”
MI5 and me: Three statements
Mahdi Hashi: ‘I told him: this is blackmail’
Last month, 19-year-old Mahdi Hashi arrived at Gatwick airport to take a plane to visit his sick grandmother in Djibouti, but as he was checking in he was stopped by two plainclothes officers. One of the officers identified himself as Richard and said he was working for MI5.
Mr Hashi said: “He warned me not to get on the flight. He said ‘Whatever happens to you outside the UK is not our responsibility’. I was absolutely shocked.” The agent handed Mr Hashi a piece of paper with his name and telephone contact details and asked him to call him. “The whole time he tried to make it seem like he was looking after me. And just before I left them at my boarding gate I remember ‘Richard’ telling me ‘It’s your choice, mate, to get on that flight but I advise you not to,’ and then he winked at me.” When Mr Hashi arrived at Djibouti airport he was stopped at passport control. He was then held in a room for 16 hours before being deported back to the UK. He claims the Somali security officers told him that their orders came from London. More than 24 hours after he first left the UK he arrived back at Heathrow and was detained again.
“I was taken to pick up my luggage and then into a very discreet room. ‘Richard’ walked in with a Costa bag with food which he said was for me, my breakfast. He said it was them who sent me back because I was a terror suspect.” Mr Hashi, a volunteer youth leader at Kentish Town Community Organisation in north London, alleges that the officer made it clear that his “suspect” status and travel restrictions would only be lifted if he agreed to co-operate with MI5. “I told him ‘This is blatant blackmail’; he said ‘No, it’s just proving your innocence. By co-operating with us we know you’re not guilty.’
“He said I could go and that he’d like to meet me another time, preferably after [May] Monday Bank Holiday. I looked at him and said ‘I don’t ever want to see you or hear from you again. You’ve ruined my holiday, upset my family, and you nearly gave my sick grandmother in Somalia a heart attack’.”
Adydarus Elmi: When the 23-year-old cinema worker from north London arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare airport with his pregnant wife, they were separated, questioned and deported back to Britain. Three days later Mr Elmi was contacted on his mobile phone and asked to attend Charing Cross police station to discuss problems he was having with his travel documents. For two-and-a-half hours Mr Elmi faced questions. “I felt I was being lured into working for MI5.” The contact did not stop there. Over the following weeks he claims “Katherine” harassed him with dozens of phone calls. “She would regularly call my mother’s home asking to speak to me,” he said. “And she would constantly call my mobile.”
In one disturbing call the agent telephoned his home at 7am to congratulate him on the birth of his baby girl. His wife was still seven months pregnant and the couple had expressly told the hospital that they did not want to know the sex of their child. “Katherine tried to threaten me by saying – and it still runs through my mind now – ‘Remember, this won’t be the last time we ever meet”, and then during our last conversation explained: ‘If you do not want anything to happen to your family you will co-operate’.”
Mohamed Nur, 25, first came into contact with MI5 early one morning in August 2008 when his doorbell rang. Looking through his spyhole in Camden, north London, he saw a man with a red bag who said he was a postman. When Mr Nur opened the door the man told him that he was in fact a policeman and that he and his colleague wanted to talk to him. When they sat down the second man produced ID and said that he worked for MI5.
The agent told Mr Nur that they suspected him of being an Islamic extremist. “I immediately said ‘And where did you get such an idea?’ He replied, ‘I am not permitted to discuss our sources’. I said that I have never done anything extreme.” Mr Nur claims he was then threatened by the officer. “The MI5 agent said, ‘Mohamed, if you do not work for us we will tell any foreign country you try to travel to that you are a suspected terrorist’.”
They asked him what travel plans he had. Mr Nur said he might visit Sweden next year for a football tournament. The agent told him he would contact him within the next three days. “I am not interested in meeting you ever.” Mr Nur replied. As they left, the agent said to at least consider the approach, as it was in his best interests. (Source)
Fabricating the Enemy Within
For the fabricated ‘enemy within’ see ‘British tabloid press: Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within’
Indymedia UK, 13 March 2009
A Police State
As a general comment regarding the intimidation of British Muslims, it appears that UK police have almost completely forgotten the meaning of the word ‘crime’: Simon Jenkins, The Guardian: ‘Only the Americans among civilised democracies love prisons more than the British. For imprisonment Britain leads Europe, jailing convicts for non-violent crimes that most countries handle with non-custodial sentences, or do not regard as crimes at all. Thousands of British offences are for the “crime” of not obeying a government official.
Last month a Swansea man was jailed for two and a half years for peeping at naked women on holiday. In October a Newcastle man was jailed for 18 months for letting a toddler smoke a cigarette. A postman was jailed for four months for failing to deliver letters after being late for work. A student narrowly escaped jail for drunkenly urinating on a war memorial. Etc, etc. ‘Labour has created more than 3,000 new offences since 1997, of which 1,472 at the last count were imprisonable. You can go to jail in Britain for not having a licence for a church concert, smoking in a public place, selling a grey squirrel, trans-shipping unlicensed fish, or disobeying a health and safety inspector’
Is there Islamic Terror?
The 2009 Europol report entitled ‘ the euro-terrorism situation and trend report’ found that in 2008 there had been in the whole of the EU, just one Islamic ‘terror atack’, if such it can be called. It happened in a restaurant in the South-West of England. A ‘bomb’ made of drain cleaner and kerosene went off prematurely and only harmed its inventor. He presumably experienced terror, but did anyone else? The drift of this report was summarised in The Guardian as:
Europol figures show that more than 99% of terrorist attacks in Europe over the past three years were carried out by non-Muslims.
The article was entitled ‘This tide of anti-Muslim hatred is a threat to us all.’ I feel that this somewhat vindicates Appendix 11 of ToT, which examines Euro-stats. Its database showed that ‘In Europe today, the likelihood of death by ‘terrorism’ is comparable to that of being struck by an asteroid – provided that we exclude the events of 3/11 at Madrid and 7/7 in London’ (Quote from Elias Davidsson who did the analysis).
A more recent comment upon the Europol reports of ‘terror’ in Europe over the three years 2007,’08 and ’09 reached the same conclusion:
The results are stark, and prove decisively that not all terrorists are Muslims. In fact, a whopping 99.6% of terrorist attacks in Europe were by non-Muslim groups; a good 84.8% of attacks were from separatist groups completely unrelated to Islam. Leftist groups accounted for over sixteen times as much terrorism as radical Islamic groups. Only a measly 0.4% of terrorist attacks from 2007 to 2009 could be attributed to extremist Muslims.
In contrast, in the year 2009 five mosques were firebombed in the UK – now that’s real terror. Funny how we don’t read about that in the papers do we?’
There is a discerning lawyer and 9/11 activist Elias Davidsson who has a very clear mind for interpeting these statistical matters. I asked him about the 2009 Europol Report: had I interpreted it correctly, in terms of the above Guardian quote? He replied:
Re your question on Europol, the figure 99% is correct. All Muslims arrrested and convicted of terrorist offenses in Europe in the last years have been convicted because of alleged plots that were disrupted, for so-called “material support” to “terrorist organisations” in the Middle East or elsewhere, for “downloading” internet material that suggests a “terrorist intent”, or for alleged “terrorist incitement”. There were no actual terrorist attacks by Muslims in Europe. Apart from the London and Madrid attacks, which were most likely false-flag operations, no one has been killed in Europe by Muslim terrorists for over a decade. This is why the European Union claims that “terrorism is one of the most serious threats to peace and security” (ha ha ha).
Funding of ‘counter-terror policing’ was 579 million sterling for 2009/10. Attempts to cut this could ‘heighten the risk of another 7/7-style attack’ growled the Government’s ‘terror watchdog.’ (9.7.10)
A well-timed 8 July verdict of the Heathrow liquid bombs hoax plot put three Muslims inside for allegedly being part of this intended plot. A Walthamstow terror cell? Hmm. I invite readers to peruse the incriminating emails Its hard to imagine anything more harmless-sounding: with sinister MI5 ‘interperatations’ put beside them! Read ‘em and laugh.
The police urgently need philosophers, who are able to guard and define the meaning of the word, ‘crime’. There are about 15 times more men than women in British jails today: if there is an exit route from the ‘terror state’ we are now in, it has to involve women being consulted, and being prepared to step forward and speak the words of balance, and righteousness.