Tuesday, July 12, 2005

TIME FOR A CHANGE. The London bombings show that the U.K. needs to change its policy of allowing Islamic extremists to live and operate there. Counterterrorism specialists Roger Cressey said London is easily the most important jihadist hub in Western Europe.

These extremists have exported terrorism for some time, conducting operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Jordanian, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, France and America have all protested the U.K.’s policy of allowing and condoning an Islamic Islamist terrorist network and refusing to extradite those who have conducted terrorist attacks in other countries. Husni Mubarak, the president of Egypt accused Britain of “protecting killers.”

One radical Muslim is Hani Sibai, the director of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London. Sibai recently gave an interview that was aired on Al-Jareera. Sibai said "The term 'civilians' does not exist in Islamic religious law.” “People are either of Dar Al-Harb or not.”
He went on to say “If Al-Qa'ida indeed carried out this act, it is a great victory for it. It rubbed the noses of the world's eight most powerful countries in the mud." He has a special fondness for us. He said "The only riffraff I know are the Americans."

The United States has Homeland Security and the Patriot Act. The French (gosh I hate to admit it) are tough on terrorists and give them less rights than anyone. But the U.K. seems determined to let them flourish right in the middle of town. As Santana said “You got to change, baby.”
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