Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The British state has worked with radical Islamists for decades

A couple of years ago a book came out which certain people in the upper echelons of the British establishment hoped would never see the light of day. It was called 'Secret Affairs: Britain's collusion with Radical Islam' and its author was the historian and journalist Mark Curtis.

In the book Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic terrorist groups, and shows that this relationship goes back decades. He shows how UK governments connived with radical islamist groups to control oil resources and overthrow governments in the middle east. He shows that beginning even as far back as the 1920s British governments and the Civil Service exploited Islam and Islamic fundamentalism for its own political and strategic purposes - from the establishment of the Saudi kingdom; to the support of the hardline Muslim Brotherhood during Nasser's rule in Egypt; to the active support of terrorists in the Mujahedin (including Bin Laden) during the Afghan-Russian war; to the support of KLA and other terrorists during the Bosnian and Kosovan wars. Even after the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks, Britain continued to harbour known terrorists on its shores, giving them a safe-haven from international prosecutors.

And chillingly, in view of the terrible recent events in Manchester and London, Curtis writes in one chapter "For years, violent Islamist groups were allowed to settle in Britain, using the country as a base to carry out attacks abroad. This was tolerated in the belief that they would not bomb the country where they lived and that, as long as they are here, the security service would be able to infiltrate them. At the same time mosque after mosque was taken over through intimidation by the fundamentalists. Police and others in authority refused pleas from moderate Muslims with the excuse that they did not want to interfere". It's appalling that successive British governments and their ntelligence services should have entered into such an 'arrangement' with extreme islamists, and it's very hard not to see the awful consequences of this irresponsible and frankly criminal policy in the recent atrocities in Manchester and London.

And staying with the theme of links to radical Islam which elements of the British establishment would rather people didn't know about it was no surprise this week to see that Theresa May's government is refusing to publish a report - commissioned by her predecessor David Cameron - which is said to reveal clear evidence that extreme jihadists in the UK are being funded directly from Saudi Arabia https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/05/theresa-may-urged-not-to-suppress-report-into-funding-of-jihadi-groups.

Of course that the British state should have been found to have collaborated with terrorist groups in order to serve its own twisted objectives would not come as a surprise to anyone who knows anything about the British state's murky history on the island of Ireland. As thanks to the likes of former British intelligence operatives like Colin Wallace and Fred Holroyd, and the excellent research of Anne Cadwallader of the Pat Finucane center, we know that loyalist terror groups in the north of Ireland were in large part armed and directed by British army intelligence and that infamous loyalist killers like the UDA's Brian Nelson was in fact a British agent https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Brian_Nelson.

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