Who Are The Terrorist?

We hear nothing of government anti-terrorist practices, occasional media dropping of advertisements flutter to the people, yet real issue of significance remain behind closed doors, when the public network maintains eavesdropping on intelligence to a degree no establishment can match.

We have a judiciary owned by government, never to assimilate required punishment against their employers demands as we see from daily court pantomimes.

Like all theatre they have the costumes, they have the sets, but they have nothing required by the sovereign people of Australia.

Wake up, smell the danger, lest you become victims of the reality you desire to ignore.

Reality exposed in this article from the UK may not rattle the mushroom affected, as the director of British MI5 relates their teenage recruitment problem from terrorist targeting schools, and the ease they operate with.  In Australia this would not pose a difficulty under our complacencies and minority groups strangle hold on national authority.

UK children, age 15, ‘being groomed for terror plots’
Scotsman Newspaper Article
 
CHILDREN as young as 15 are being recruited for terrorist-related activity by al-Qaeda, the head of MI5 said yesterday – and he warned there are at least 2,000 in the UK who pose a threat to national security.

In his first public speech Jonathan Evans, the agency’s director-general, said teenagers were being “methodically targeted” and recruited through the internet.

And he claimed resources which should be devoted to counter terrorism were being diverted to protect the UK against spying by Russia, China and others nations.

“As I speak, terrorists are methodically and intentionally targeting young people and children in this country,” the Islamic extremism expert told the Society of Editors’ conference in Manchester.

“They are radicalising, indoctrinating and grooming young, vulnerable people to carry out acts of terrorism,” said Mr Evans, who took over as the director-general of MI5 in April.

His remarks came on the eve of the Queen’s Speech in which ministers are expected to outline contentious plans to increase the length of time a suspect can be held without trial beyond the present 28 days.

Although Mr Evans side-stepped the impending political row, he laid bare the extent of the terror threat facing the UK.  And he endorsed Gordon Brown’s assessment that Britain was facing a “generation-long challenge” to defeat extremism.

He revealed there are at least 2,000 individuals who posed a “direct threat” to national security and public safety because of their support for terrorism.  This is 400 more than revealed by his predecessor, Dame Manningham-Buller, a year ago.

The agency suspects there could be another 2,000 who they are unaware of, he added.

Mr Evans said he did not think the level of terror threat against the UK had “reached its peak” and warned recent attacks were not simply “random plots by disparate and fragmented groups”.

He said: “The majority of these attacks, successful or otherwise, have taken place because al-Qaeda has a clear determination to mount terrorist attacks against the United Kingdom.  This remains the case today, and there is no sign of it reducing.”

Other countries such as Somalia were also being drawn into terror plots.

Mr Evans went on to claim that Russia and China’s espionage in UK was hampering M15’s ability to concentrate on terrorism.

He said it was a matter of “some disappointment” that MI5 was still having to deal with “unreconstructed attempts”
at spying and revealed Russia still had the same number of undeclared intelligence officers in the UK as it did during the Cold War.

The MI5 chief also said there was a limit on what his officers could achieve in thwarting future attacks.

David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said Mr Evans’s speech showed the need to ban groups which “fuel hatred and violence” against the UK.  But he cautioned against heightening the sense of grievance among young Muslims.

Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats home affairs spokesman, warned it was important that the security services did not allow themselves to “get drawn into politics”.

Mohammed Shafiq, a spokesman for The Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim youth organisation, said it was concerned Mr Evans had not stressed the 2,000 suspects made up only a small proportion of the 1.6 million Muslim population.

He said the language was inflammatory and called for responsible dialogue.

21/7 suspect jailed after admitting lesser charges STEPHEN HOWARD ONE of the men originally accused of planning the 21/7 terror attacks in London was yesterday jailed after admitting a lesser offence.

Adel Yahya was sentenced to six years, nine months – less 546 days already served – after admitting collecting information likely to be useful to terrorists.

But the judge sitting at the High Court in London said that he would serve only half his sentence, meaning that Yahya will be freed after 22½ months.

Yahya, 25, from Tottenham, north London, had originally faced a retrial at Kingston Crown Court next week on charges of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions.

These charges have been withdrawn by the prosecution and not guilty verdicts entered.

Four other men were jailed for life at Woolwich Crown Court, London, in July over the failed 2005 attacks.

Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed and Hussain Osman were told they will all serve a minimum of 40 years in prison.

The attacks took place on three London Underground trains at Shepherd’s Bush station, Oval station, Warren Street station and a bus in Hackney Road.

Nigel Sweeney, QC, for the Crown, said Yahya had pleaded guilty to a charge of collecting information likely to be useful to a person preparing an act of terrorism – a charge which carries a maximum sentence of ten years.

Sentencing Yahya, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith at Woolwich Crown Court, sitting as London’s High Court, said:

“Those, and their parents, brothers and sisters, partners and friends, who are tempted to collect such information should understand that mere collection is now a serious criminal offence which will normally attract a prison sentence, whether or not the offender had any intention of actually taking part in a terrorist offence.”

THE ODD ONE OUT MANY observers of the six-month 21 July trial considered Adel Yahya to be the odd one out.

When his four co-defendants set out from a London flat with bombs on their backs, he was thousands of miles away on holiday with his young wife.

The 24-year-old student had gone to Yemen – where his wife is from – five weeks before 21 July, and flew on to Ethiopia on 18 July.

When Yahya was arrested he told police he knew people involved in the terror plot, but said he should not BE found guilty by association.

Yahya said he felt “sick” when he found out Omar had been arrested over the bombings.

Born in Ethiopia in September 1982, Adel Yahya was known to his friends as Addie.  Brought up a muslim, he came to the United Kingdom in 1991 with his older sister, Lina.

He was refused asylum but given exceptional leave to remain, followed by indefinite leave to remain in 2000 and applied for British citizenship in 2003.
 

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