British Muslims Fighting in Iraq Sent Back to UK as Al-Qaeda "Sleeper" Agents

[Sunday Telegraph-UK] Sean Rayment - British Muslims volunteering to fight against coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are being sent back to Britain to become al-Qaeda "sleeper" agents. MI5 agents believe that young Asian men, who have been trained to take part in the "global jihad" in al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, are now regarded as too valuable an asset to be used fighting British and American troops. MI5 and MI6 are working on the assumption that they are being ordered to return to their communities in Britain with instructions to establish secret, autonomous cells and to conduct independent terrorist operations without any direct input from al-Qaeda's high command.

2006-11-21 01:00:00

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