Thai officials have arrested seven men they describe as bomb-making specialists, trained at a “technical college” in jihad-torn southern Thailand: 7 suspected insurgents arrested in Thai south were bomb making expects.Â
Cal Thomas talks to Breitbart.tv’s Scott Baker about the storm of controversy following his radio commentary about the cult of Islam.
Free Speech Under Attack in America
To the City of Chicago, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments and Site Coach we can now add, according to emails I’ve received from Jihad Watch readers, GE IT, JPMorgan Chase, Defense Finance and Accounting Services, and…the Federal Government — all are now banning access to Jihad Watch, apparently as of only a few days ago.
The email I received from a federal employee is illuminating:
I wanted to drop a line about the inability to access JihadWatch at work. I work for the Fed Gov. Three weeks ago, Memri was blocked. Two weeks ago HotAir, which I used to look at on my lunch break for your updates, was blocked. As of Friday,June 29th, JihadWatch was blocked. I can however, visit CAIR, read anything about Islam, and even get the Arab news. The censors I deal with are from the Dallas area. It is very easy to see that this censor is not operating according to the proper rules of access. They are operating by thier political beliefs (or hopes.) It is unfortunate that these people block the very information that we need in these times….
I have never before received word of so many organizations banning this site all at once, and several people have told me that this may be the result of a ban by a single server on which they all depend (or something like that — my technical knowledge could fit in a thimble). If anyone knows how to find out what single group may be responsible for this, or what I might be able to do about it, please let me know. The Internet, for all its faults, has been the end of the stranglehold the politically correct media have long had on the news. Neither liberal or conservative news outlets dare to face the truth about the global jihad in any thoroughgoing or realistic way, but you can get it here — and I am not inclined to take lying down being vilified (as a hatemonger, which is apparently the pretext for the ban) and silenced, when I am telling the truth. But I am at a loss as to what to do.
Any advice anyone may have is much appreciated.
Saying that Jihadwatch is hate speech, is hate speech.
Saying that this site is hate speech, is hate speech.
Here is more of Cal Thomas
A BBC show called “Politics of Terror” focuses on Hizb ut Tahrir and their infiltration into British schools and institutions. Watch how Gordon Brown, newly instated British PM, weasels and lies in parliament in order to not take a closer look and to banÂ this menace.
Spiegel: The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
Spiegel Online has a general introduction to the goals and activities of the archetypal Islamist infiltration group, the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€”as neo-pseudo-realist members of our own government promote the foolhardy idea of “engaging” them: Dancing with the Devil: Charting the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The average member of the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t a rabble-rouser, either â€” he’s a doctor, pharmacist, teacher or lawyer. He wears Western trousers and shirts, not the ankle-long dishdashah garment traditionally worn by Arab men. He’s middle class â€” and he’s filled with rage. Rage over what he sees as the close cooperation between his government and the hopelessly corrupted West. Kept from pursuing his political aims, he is often a functionary amonst his contemporaries in Arab professional associations for doctors, engineers and attorneys.
Abu Leila does his best to play down the violent reputation of the Muslim Brotherhood. “We want to bring peace and justice (sharia) to the entire world,” he says. Western society is sick, its families are falling apart and its children threatened by drugs. And most Arab countries are being destroyed by corruption. “We have the proper medicine against it all,” he says pointing to the Koran. “Islam. We want to spread this medicine (Islam-terror) throughout the whole world.”
A banner from al Qaeda’s as Sahab video hit the Islamic forums yesterday announcing “a happy event”– which usually means a major terror attack in the making…
Oh, the shame of it. Instead of opting for a glorious martyrdom, which he had exhorted so many others to choose, he “had to eventually try to run like a woman.”
“Pak mosque leader arrested disguised in burqa,” from AFP, with thanks to JW
A grab of Ajj TV shows, in circle, Abdul Aziz, chief cleric of the Red Mosque, as he is surrounded by security officials after his arrest near The Red Mosque in Islamabad. Pakistani security forces arrested Aziz as he tried to flee while disguised in an all-covering women’s burqa on Wednesday, officials said.(AFP/Ajj TV)
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani security forces arrested the leader of a radical mosque under siege in Islamabad as he tried to flee while disguised in a burqa on Wednesday, officials said.
Abdul Aziz was detained as he left the Red Mosque in Islamabad amid a crowd of women wearing similar attire, who were surrendering to the authorities a day after bloody clashes outside the building left 16 people dead.
Deputy information minister Tariq Azeem said it was a ‘farcical end’ to the cleric’s resistance.
‘After all the things he has said and all the oaths he took from his students that they should embrace martyrdom with him, look at this man, he had to eventually try to run like a woman,’ Azeem told AFP.
Officials said Aziz’s wife was also arrested but his brother, deputy mosque leader Abdul Rashid Ghazi, was still at large.
‘We caught Abdul Aziz when he was trying to escape the mosque clad in a burqa. He did not offer any resistance,’ added a top security official involved in the capture.
‘He was the last in a group of women all wearing the same clothes. He was wearing a burqa that also covered his eyes,’ the official said on condition of anonymity.
‘Our men spotted his unusual demeanour. The rest of the girls looked like girls but he was taller and had a pot belly.’
Hiding behind women and children when attacking the enemy is traditional warfare for the brave mujaheddin. If women and children get killed, they are ‘martyrs for Allah’- of course.
But if jihadist lunatics who hide among women and children get killed when they attack others the others are blamed, of course. This has now become even a problem in Pakistan, because Pakistan was founded on Islam and nothing but Islam. There is now a movement that is more Islamic than everyone else, and they sing ‘My Allah is better’– so loudly, that Mushi has to take action:
Funny. The potbellied instigators, ringleaders and fanatical clerics who whip their illiterate, brainwashed flock into a suicidal frenzy try to escape from the law, last minute. Some kind of heroes! How come we never see a fat mullah blow?
Sadr regularley goes into hiding when the s#*t hits the fan, but his worshippers kill themselves in good numbers for his filth…Â
LAHORE, Pakistan — In the rapidly unfolding crisis in Pakistan, no matter what happens to President Pervez Musharraf — whether he survives politically or not — he is a lame duck. He is unable to rein in Talibanization in Pakistan or guide the country toward a more democratic future.
* That some of the filthy kuffars might be waking up to the Islamic perversion is truly frightening the Islamofascist leaders, who are now in damage-control- overdrive mode. That’s why Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, head of Britain’s largest “mainstream” Islamic advocacy group, said all the right things in his statement today:
Dr. Bari doing the ‘Muslims-would-never-do-a-thing-like-that’ –routine
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said it was the “Islamic duty” to do this.
He said: “It looks, sadly, as if the terror threat facing our country will be with us for some time to come.
* Sure. As long as we don’t reverse Islamic immigration the jihad-threat remains
“So let us be absolutely clear about this – that those who seek to deliberately kill or maim innocent people are the enemies of all of us.
* But as we all know, those who ‘reject Islam are NOT innocent’
“There is no cause whatsoever that could possibly justify such barbarity.
“Those who engage in such murderous actions and those that provide support for them are the enemies of all, Muslims and nonMuslims, and stand against our shared values in the UK.” He said his group would be convening a meeting of key imams and leading community activists in London on Saturday.
* The nutroots from the MSM buy this BS, steadfastly refusing to look reality in the eye:
The MSM is completely unable to identify a common thread among the broad strata of the UK terror suspects: U.K. doctor plot thickens.
Subtitled: “All 8 detainess [sic] have ties to health service, but genesis of terror scheme still eludes investigators.
What could possibly tie this incredibly diverse group of non-Buddhists together?
It’s a real head-scratcher.
* Could it be that they all read the Koran and believe in the teachings of Muhammad?
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago, Dr. Abdul Bari was singing a very different tune, inciting Muslim rage over Salman Rushdie:
“Many will interpret the knighthood as a final contemptuous parting gift from Tony Blair to the Muslim world,” said secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Abdul Bari.
Bari said that the Indian-born author earned “notoriety among Muslims for the highly insulting and blasphemous manner in which he portrayed early Islamic figures much-loved and honoured by them.”
“The insensitive decision to grant Rushdie a knighthood can therefore only do harm to the image of our country in the eyes of hundreds of millions of Muslims across the world,” he warned.
Dr. Death: Perfect Dr, Husband, Daddy,
Mohammed Asha (above) is indeed the “perfect Muslim.” The Prophet Muhammad is the prototype Jihadist. Muhammad evolved from a proselytizer to a warrior. He is the “perfect Muslim man.” He waged 70 odd Jihad campaigns. Almost all of them targeting specific populations on the Arabian peninsula…….Christians, Jews, Pagans……..this became the normative model. More here.
This is not madness, ladies and gentlemen. This is not madness. This is a slow, determined, planned, act of war in the continuing Islamic struggle to dominate the West and institute the caliphate. They will move further and further along exploiting our disbelief and the open tolerance of liberal western societies. The Daily Mail reported that up to 12 al Qaeda members had been recruited to work in the hospitals. Doesn’t sound like they had to work to hard get folks.
Asha was a brilliant neurosurgeon, third in his class, and a jihadi for years.
Yes. But what if he is a Muhammedan and a committed jihadist?
Your good doctor is on the way
* The moonbats from the MSM are at a loss as to how doctors can be involved in jihad. But didn’t the Nazi’s also have doctors, lawyers and judges among them who supported their ideology?
* The Doctors’ Jihad Plot continues to widen. Several people have asked me, How can doctors who swear to do no harm get involved in a mass murder plot? The answer, of course, is that a jihadist will not consider himself bound by an infidel oath taken before an infidel authority, and sees his loyalty to the Islamic umma as paramount, and allowing for the justification of virtually any act.
The educational achievements of the suspects in the car-bomb attempts is in sharp contrast to the men that carried out the deadly July 7 transit bombings two years ago.
The ringleader of that attack, Mohammed Siddique Khan, had a degree in business studies, but with low marks, and his three fellow suicide bombers had little or no higher education.
In the current case, Muhammad Haneef, a 27-year-old doctor from India arrested late Monday in Brisbane, Australia, worked in 2005 at Halton Hospital near Liverpool in northern England, hospital spokesman Mark Shone said.
Another Indian doctor, 26, arrested late Saturday in Liverpool, worked at the same hospital, Mr. Shone confirmed, but refused to divulge his name.
A third suspect, Mohammed Jamil Asha, a 26-year-old doctor from Jordan of Palestinian heritage, was arrested Saturday with his wife, Marwa Asha, 27, who was identified in British press reports as a medical assistant. He worked at North Staffordshire Hospital, near the Midlands town of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
A doctor at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, near Glasgow, who refused to give his name, said he recognized Dr. Asha as a doctor who kept an office there â€” the same hospital where another suspect, Bilal Talal Abdul Samad Abdulla, worked.
According to friends of Dr. Abdulla’s family in Iraq, the 27-year-old doctor came to Britain after graduating from medical school in Baghdad. He was a passenger in the Jeep Cherokee that rammed into the Glasgow Airport.
The Jeep’s driver â€” identified by staff at Royal Alexandra Hospital as a Lebanese doctor named Khalid Ahmed â€” was in critical condition at that hospital from burns suffered in the attack. Police would not confirm his identity.
Investigators think the same men who parked the explosives-laden cars in London may have also driven the blazing SUV in Glasgow, the British security official said.
The final two suspects, ages 25 and 28, were arrested by police Sunday at Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Staff said one was a medical student and the other a junior doctor, without giving their names. The British press said they were from Saudi Arabia, but police refused to comment.
Dr. Shiv Pande, former chairman of the British International Doctors Association, said the two Indian nationals in custody were Muslims.
“It is very upsetting news,” Dr. Pande said of their suspected involvement. “It is an abuse of trust and respect â€” everyone should be able to love their doctor.”
Dr. Azmi Mahafzah, a teacher at the University of Jordan’s medical school, said he knew Dr. Asha during his studies and training there from 1998 to 2004. He said he didn’t think Dr. Asha was religious. “He is not a fanatic type of person,” Dr. Mahafzah said.
* Sure. And his mama said “he would never do a thing like that”
Dr. Asha’s family also denied he was a militant or had links to terrorism, as did the family of Dr. Asha’s wife, Marwa.
* Because the family sez so they must be innocent, right?
“Marwa is a very educated person and she read many British novels to know England better, a country she liked so much,” her father, Yunis Da’na, told the Associated Press in Jordan.
British authorities have refused to release many details on the suspects, including whether they were on any watch lists, but have indicated they think the plot may have links to al Qaeda.
A senior U.S. counterterrorism official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said yesterday that none of the eight suspects was on any American lists that identify potential terror suspects.
Great. Now we can go back to watching American Idol, right?
Michael Binyon: Analysis
Medicine and engineering have long been the two most prestigious professions for Muslims. Some of the Arab world’s most famous writers and politicians have studied these disciplines. But so too have its most notorious extremists, including Osama bin Laden, who trained as an engineer, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, his deputy, who qualified as a doctor.
In Egypt, the top echelons of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have long been full of doctors, engineers and geologists, while Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist party, is also dominated by such professionals, many of whom studied in Egypt. Recruiting such pillars of the community â€“ who are often driven by strong ambition and convictions and may also be easily swayed by political extremism â€“ has therefore been a prime aim of al-Qaeda. It has sought, especially, to radicalise Muslim medical and engineering students overseas, where they are often perplexed by a liberal culture, isolated from their families and more easily indoctrinated. Many, especially those from poor families, are proud of their achievements and believe that they have a right to be heeded. In many Middle Eastern countries, doctors, as leaders in their communities, are sucked into politics and become radicalised when they run into the inevitable corruption and frustrations. Dr George Habash, the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was a classic example and was among the most extreme of the Palestinian militants in the 1970s and 1980s.
* This writer, Michael Binyon, hits off with the right note, and then he swallows taqiyya by the bucket load:
Overwhelmingly, however, Muslim physicians reject extremism. Dr Abdullah Shehu, a member of the Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association, categorically rejected any link with violence. “It is completely contrary to the teachings of both medicine and Islam,” he said yesterday.
* You see, if Michael Binyon knew something about the teachings of Islam he wouldn’t write such a schlock.
* Yeah, right: But what will they do about it? Will actions follow, or will these too prove to be empty words? They are either believing muslims who want to conquer and forcibly convert us or they are apostates who have to go into hiding after they speak up. But any steaming pile of taqiyya is better than nothing at all…
* Naive infidels will gobble it up, no doubt!
* Muslims: ‘Don’t look at what we do, just listen to the BS we tell you…’
By Hugh Muir in the Guardian
Britain’s most influential Muslim umbrella group today signalled a major shift in policy as it urged its communities to play a key and potentially decisive role in the fight against terrorism.
Declaring that “condemnation is not enough”, leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain, which has 400 affiliate organisations, voiced its most robust message yet and appealed to all Muslims to work hand in hand with the police.
The message carries dangers for the MCB, which has been criticised by radical activists for being too close to the government and the establishment.
But today Muhammad Abdul Bari, the MCB secretary general, said the current crisis meant that issues of conflict between the government, the police and Muslim communities – who have clashed in the past over anti-terrorist incidents and foreign policy – needed to be put to one side.
“When the house is on fire, the concern must be not to blame each other but to put the fire out. Our country is under threat-level critical.
“Those who seek to deliberately kill or maim innocent people are the enemies of us all. There is no cause whatsoever that could possibly justify such barbarity.”
He said the police and security services “deserve the fullest support and cooperation from each and every sector of our society, including all Muslims.”
* It would be a start if Abdul was sincere. But if you really want to know what Muslims are on about you can log on toÂ Inayat Bunglawalla . Bunglawalla of the Bunglawalla Ding Dong-blog”- Inayat was caught sending hate-messages to LGF a while ago. He writes for the Guradian and runs the Islamophobia Watch site. We won’t link to it, but you can get yourself a first hand impression of not only how deluded these wackjobs are, but how persistent they beat the ‘racism-fascist-nazi- drums, and they get away with it.
Fact is: It is them, the Islamo-nazi’s, who are all of the above. They are also terrorists, genocidal lunatics and assassins,- but they shamelessly keep projecting their filth upon us.
* We have to stop them before they overcome us!
Brigitte Gabriel Speaks Truth to Power
The Result of Multiculti-Diversity-Islamic-Supremacy in Blackburn
Did Johston ‘revert’ to Islam? Did they treat him well? Does he hate the Jooozzz more than before now? Surely he wouldn’t blame the Islamanics who held him, or would he? We shall see…
We didn’t hear much from Steve Centanni after his Pali-kidnappers released him, after forcibly ‘reverting’ him to Islam. Needless to say, the MSM won’t mention anything about it. Here he is; Link
Couldn’t possibly be a ‘rootcause’ of the conflict, could it? Nah, nobody takes religion seriously, that’s all so passe’- its all about the Jooozzz, if they would only give up more land….
What? No suntan?
Kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston is all smiles after being freed following four months in captivity in Gaza City 04 July. Johnston was freed early Wednesday in Gaza City after nearly four months in captivity, following an agreement reached by the Islamist movement Hamas with his abductors(AFP/Mohammed Abed)
GAZA CITY (AFP) – BBC journalist Alan Johnston was freed early Wednesday in Gaza City after nearly four months in captivity, following an agreement reached by the Islamist movement Hamas with his abductors.
“He was freed following an agreement with his kidnappers and he is in good health,” read a Hamas statement.
* Translation: ‘Agreement’- means $$$$$$
Johnston was seen outside the house of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya wearing jeans and a blue T-shirt with BBC colleagues, an AFP journalist said.
BBC’s director in Gaza, Sayed Abu Samallah, confirmed to AFP that “Alan is in our hands and he is in good health.”
Johnston, an award-winning journalist, was the only Western reporter still based permanently in the Gaza Strip when he was snatched at gunpoint on March 12.
The Army of Islam, the extremist group which claimed to have kidnapped the 45-year-old reporter, had threatened to kill him if any rescue attempt is made.
On June 24, Johnston appeared in a video, saying he was wearing a bomb-belt that his captors would detonate if there was any attempt to rescue him.
The Army of Islam had demanded the release of prisoners held in Britain and Jordan, has accused Hamas of exerting undue pressure for Johnston’s release in spiralling tensions between the two groups.
Hamas fighters on Tuesday fought gunbattles with Army of Islam militants in the Gaza suburb where Johnston was believed held, Hamas and witnesses said.
The clashes came after members of Hamas’s armed wing set up checkpoints at the entrance to the Sabra neighbourhood, searching vehicles and fanning out around a compound, witnesses said.
GAZA CITY (AFP) – BBC journalist Alan Johnston was freed in Gaza on Wednesday after 16 weeks held hostage by Palestinian extremists, looking pale and drawn but delighted that his “terrifying” ordeal was over.
The Briton, by far the longest-held Westerner in the radicalised and impoverished Gaza Strip, stepped into the outside world before daybreak clutched by Hamas officials and surrounded by men waving guns in the air.
* ‘ Radicalised and impoverished Gaza strip?’ Hmm, who’s fault is that? And why are thy waving guns in the air? Must be a cultural thing…
“This case was a first priority for the Hamas government,” Haniya said.
* You see, Hamas are the good guys. The others are ‘extremists’… but who are the ‘others?’
“We made a big effort in past months to free him. He is the friend of the Palestinian people,” he said, expressing hope that a deal would be reached allowing the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held in Gaza for a year.
* Sure he is a ‘friend of the Palistanian people’- that’s why Al Bebeceera sent him there…
Before Johnston left, Haniya pinned a Palestinian flag on Johnston’s lapel and draped a Palestinian flag around his shoulders.
Johnston all wrapped up!
Johnston then drove across the Erez border terminal in a BBC car with the broadcaster’s Jerusalem bureau chief Simon Wilson, accompanied by a British consulate car, before getting his passport checked by the Israeli authorities.
* Should read: Heading for safety to Israel. But an Arab would never write that…
Stuck on Stupid:
Then you wonder why he is called ‘Anal-ist’!
Gee, what a coincidence! I wonder what ideology they all held in common. Were they all committed Quakers, maybe? Devout Presbyterians? Serious Libertarians? Raw food vegan zealots? Come on, Ayres, you’re the expert. Give us a hint!
An example of what passes for serious analysis in these days when the best and the brightest are too cowed, too compromised, too lazy, or too bored to find out what’s behind all this jihad business: “Diverse group allegedly in British plot,” by David Rising for Associated Press, thanks to JW
LONDON – They had diverse backgrounds, coming from countries around the globe, but all shared youth and worked in medicine. They also had a common goal, authorities suspect: to bring havoc and death to the heart of Britain.
No, their common goal was to institute Sharia in Britain, and along the way to strike terror into the hearts of Allah’s enemies (cf. Qur’an 8:60). Havoc and death were a means an end.
Instrument of ‘common Ideology’
The eight people held Tuesday in the failed car bombing plot include one doctor from Iraq and two from India. There is a physician from Lebanon and a Jordanian doctor and his medical assistant wife. Another doctor and a medical student are thought to be from the Middle East.
All employees of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, some worked together as colleagues at hospitals in England and Scotland, and experts and officials say the evidence points to the plot being hatched after they met in Britain, rather than overseas.
“To think that these guys were a sleeper cell and somehow were able to plan this operation from the different places they were, and then orchestrate being hired by the NHS so they could get to the UK, then get jobs in the same area â€” I think that’s a planning impossibility,” said Bob Ayres, a former U.S. intelligence officer now at London’s Chatham House think tank.
“A much more likely scenario is they were here together, they discovered that they shared some common ideology, and then they decided to act on this while here in the UK,” he said.
“Some common ideology”- Doesn’t matter which one, evidently.
By Richard Holt and Richard Alleyne
Abdulla is arrested at Glasgow airport on Saturday
In “‘Islamophobia’ Idiocy” in the New York Post (thanks to JW), Amir Taheri skewers Gordon Brown’s ridiculous prohibition on calling the terrorists “Muslims,” and explains why this politically correct straitjacket is a bad idea:
THE car-bomb/suicide-terror operations in London and Glasgow should have provided a fresh opportunity for reminding everyone, especially Muslims in Britain, that terrorism in the name of Islam still poses a major threat to public peace and safety. Yet this is not what is happening.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown keeps repeating that the attacks have nothing to do with Islam – but, at the same time, keeps inviting “Muslim community leaders” to Downing Street to discuss how to prevent attacks. If the attacks have nothing to do with Islam, why invite Muslim “leaders” rather than Buddhist monks?
Brown hasn’t deemed fit to tell it like it is: that Muslims in Britain, indeed all over the world, must come out and condemn terrorism in unambiguous terms.
* Something they can’t do. Because jihad-terror is commanded by the ‘immutable Koran’ and jihad is the ‘pinnacle’ of Islam.
If Islam is the religion of peace, then the real Islamphobes are those who planted the car bombs in London and Glasgow – not the poor Brits who are censoring themselves and curbing their hard-won freedoms in order not to offend “the Muslim community.”
Fatal flaws in our defence against terror
Far from damping this fire down, the Government itself is fanning the flames still further. Because it refuses to acknowledge that this is an Islamic religious war against the West, the political and security establishment is actually trying to use Islamist religious extremism as an antidote to Islamist terrorism without acknowledging the unbroken line between the two.
So it is actually promoting, as role models for impressionable young Muslims seeking a purpose to their lives, Islamists who claim not to support violence – even though they spout hatred of the West, Americans and Jews.
Ludicrously, it has even recruited Islamist radicals into government – to act as advisors against Islamic radicalism.
This lethal misjudgment has had disastrous results. Extremism has multiplied. The police themselves have been compromised. As the former radical Ed Husain has written, Islamists who work closely with the police to “represent Muslims” have been tipping off jihadists about police activities.
And the Government’s refusal to outlaw Hizb ut Tahrir, on the spurious grounds that although it promotes the Islamic takeover of Britain it is not committed to violence, has meant that this group continues to recruit thousands of students on campus to the cause of jihad against the West.
This is madness. The result is that, while most British Muslims say they would have no truck with terrorism or violence, an insupportable number of them do endorse appalling ideas.
The most fundamental failing of all, however, is the Government’s counter-terrorist strategy itself. Known as Project Contest, this refuses to acknowledge that the true driver of Islamist terror is religious fanaticism.
Instead, it attributes its causes to Muslim poverty, discrimination and grievances over foreign policy. In other words, it blames us.
The analysis is demonstrably absurd. Many of these terrorists are prosperous, middle class and well-educated. Indeed, two of the suspects who have been arrested are doctors. Muslims are being murdered in vast numbers in Iraq not by us, but by other Muslims.
And as Mr Brown said yesterday, the first attempt to blow up the Twin Towers occurred as long ago as 1993; Islamist terrorism is taking place all over the world and in countries where there is no connection with Iraq or the Middle East at all.
The fact is that the Islamists have always used any and every grievance – Bosnia, Kashmir, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Palestine, Salman Rushdie (twice) – to recruit to their cause.
But the real source of this terror, as former extremists have told us, is the aim to conquer the West and Islamise the world.
Without doubt, they are currently using the Iraq war to whip up further hysteria and gain more recruits. The dreadful thing is that they are being aided by self-loathing British ideologues.
For every time someone blames the West for Iraq, yet more overwrought and culturally stranded British Muslim boys are recruited to mass murder by this echo chamber for Muslim rage.