I get a knock at the door, and there I find eight policemen who want to take me and my mates downtown for further questioning....[Of course, only four shown above.]
STEPHEN WRIGHT, Eight Al Qaeda fanatics working for the police (but they don't dare sack them). London: 7th July 2007
Up to eight police officers and civilian staff are suspected of links to extremist groups including Al Qaeda. Some are even believed to have attended terror training camps in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Their names feature on a secret list of alleged radicals said to be working in the Metropolitan and other forces.
The dossier was drawn up with the help of MI5 that fears that individuals linked to Islamic extremism are taking advantage of police attempts to increase the proportion of ethnic staff. Astonishingly, many of the alleged jihadists have not been sacked because - it is claimed - police do not have the "legal power" to dismiss them. We can also reveal that one suspected jihadist officer working in the South East has been allowed to keep his job despite being caught circulating Internet images of beheadings and roadside bombings in Iraq. He is said to have argued that he was trying to "enhance" debate about the war. Classified intelligence reports raising concerns about police staff's background cannot be used to justify their dismissal, sources said.Instead, the staff who are under suspicion are unofficially barred from working in sensitive posts and are closely monitored. Political correctness is blamed for the decision not to sack them. It is widely feared that "long-term" Al Qaeda sleepers are trying to infiltrate other public sector organisations in the UK. In November last year, it was revealed that a leading member of an extremist Islamic group was working as a senior official at the Home Office.
Suspicions are growing that the gang behind the failed London bomb attacks could have received inside information about rescue procedures in the aftermath of an atrocity in the capital. The Daily Mail can reveal that the second device parked near Haymarket was left at a designated "evacuation assembly point" where civilians and the emergency services would have gathered had the first bomb gone off. Investigators are trying to establish whether the bombers knew the significance of the location.
Sources said it is unlikely that the Met is the only force which may have been infiltrated by Al Qaeda sympathisers.
[I] is understood that a policeman was removed from his post after concerns about his conduct in the aftermath of a major anti-terrorist operation in the past two years. For legal reasons, the Mail cannot reveal any more about the case.
The disclosure will raise concerns about the system for vetting new recruits, each of whom is the subject of counter-terrorism checks to ensure they are suitable to join the police. Scotland Yard's vetting unit is regarded as one of the best in the country. But sources said it is often impossible to carry out satisfactory checks on recruits who were raised overseas or who have spent considerable periods out of Britain before applying to join the Met. In such cases, the Met has to rely on overseas agencies to carry out intelligence checks on their behalf. Privately, officials doubt whether certain countries in Africa, Middle East or the Indian sub-continent are able to carry out meaningful vetting.
As a result of the Stephen Lawrence public inquiry report, which accused the Met of being "institutionally racist", Scotland Yard has in recent years employed thousands of officers and civilian staff from the ethnic minorities in an attempt to reach recruitment targets.[Full story here. ]
I go to my accountant to have him confer with my lawyer over a major business deal involving a lot of money, serious money, and a deal involving some specialized equipment for the defense industry. Both men are Muslims....
But no, I'm just an I'm just an ordinary guy who gets a pay cheque every two weeks, and I put it in the bank, a bank owned by Muslims from the Gulf of Arabia, as it turns out....
No, I don't even do that, to tell the truth. I duck into a corner store for a loaf of bread and a quart of milk, a corner store owned by Muslims....
MIM: The Association of Muslim Police in the UK encourages Muslim officers to do Jihad through conversion and try to recruit non Muslims to Islam and more co-religionists to the police -- in order to continue their Islamist propagation on the taxpayer's dime. The AMP openly proclaims that their mission is to "circulate books and pamphlets about Islam to members of the MPS who genuinely want to improve their knowledge and awareness of Islam and Muslims".
... Since 2002 the Metropolitan Police Service has amended its dress code to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab. The Head of the Met's Human Resources, Bernard Hogan-Howe, has said: "It is only right that the Met. ensures that its uniform is appropriate for all its staff."
... Tarique Ghaffur highest ranking UK police chief blamed "Islamophobia" for terrorism a month after the London bombings.
... Ghaffur constantly undermines the police counter terrorism efforts by joining forces with his co-religionists complaining that his colleagues and the government's efforts to thwart attacks are discriminatory, and victimise Muslims. More at MEMRI...
But that last piece was from Oct. 2006.
Does anyone recall what happened two years ago today in London? should I go to the Muslim-owned kiosk to buy a paper to find out if there's a commemorative story? Go by Muslim-owned taxi? Or walk, whistling as I pass the mosque?