Saturday, November 11, 2006

Britain tracking 200 Islamist cells

From Douglas Farah on the Counterterrorism Blog:

"The stunning public statement by Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller that Britain's domestic intelligence agency MI5 is tracking some 200 Islamist cells with some 1,600 members who "actively engaged in plotting or facilitating terrorist acts here and overseas." shows just how deeply the Islamist groups have burrowed into their host society."

"Today we see the use of homemade improvised explosive devices, but I suggest tomorrow's threat will include the use of chemicals, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology," Manningham-Buller said."

"The scope and size of the publicly-acknowledged investigations are a tacit admission that the Blair government's attempts at dialogue with the Muslim community, largely through Muslim Brotherhood-dominated groups that have sister organizations in the United States, has not stemmed the movement toward radicalism. My full blog is here."

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I'm not sure I even have a grasp on how disturbing this really is. I hope our law enforcement agencies are doing as well as the Brits are in tracking local terrorist cells. Our nation allows for Muslims to practice their religion, but it doesn' allow for anyone, Christian, Muslim, or Other to plot and facilitate criminal activities. I wonder if we're even capable of tracking and controllign this... keeping terrorists from developing recruitment and financial infrastructure here in the United States. Disturbing stuff.