Britain's New Export: Islamist Carnage

(Jerusalem Post) Daniel Pipes - Three British Muslims were convicted last month for a 2006 plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners with the hope of killing up to 10,000 people, a near-disaster that offers a pungent reminder of the global danger poised by UK-based radical Islam. The Heritage Foundation calls British Islamism "a direct security threat" to the U.S. and The New Republic dubs it "the biggest threat to U.S. security." A CIA study in 2009 concluded that British-born nationals of Pakistani descent constitute America's most likely source of terrorism. Confirming, updating, and documenting these reports, London's Centre for Social Cohesion, run by Douglas Murray, has just published Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections, with detailed biographical information on 215 perpetrators of "Islamism-related offenses." Britain's Security Service estimates that over 2,000 individuals residing today in Britain pose a terrorist threat, thereby implying that the United Kingdom may face the worst internal terrorist menace of any Western country other than Israel. In addition, 28 countries have come under assault from British-based Islamist terrorists. The writer is director of the Middle East Forum and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

2010-08-06 09:16:47

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