Multiculturalism is making Britain ‘a soft touch for terrorists’
Posted by antikafirphobia on February 15, 2008
Britain has become a soft touch for terrorists, leading defence experts warn today. The world-renowned Royal United Services Institute has delivered an unprecedented attack on the Government’s security policy.
It warns that a failure to “lay down the line” to immigrant populations is undermining the fight against domestic extremism. It condemns the country’s “fragmented” national identity and obsession with multiculturalism.
“The United Kingdom presents itself as a target, as a fragmenting, post-Christian society, increasingly divided about interpretations of its history, about its national aims, its values and in its political identity,” it states. By contrast those who refuse to integrate into British society have a “firm self-image”. “This is a problem worsened by the lack of leadership from the majority which in misplaced deference to “multiculturalism” failed to lay down the line to immigrant communities, thus undercutting those within them trying to fight extremism.
The study also follows two blows this week to Labour’s anti-terror strategy. Appeal judges have given an Algerian pilot the go-ahead to claim compensation which could run into millions for being wrongly accused of training the September 11 hijackers. And five young Muslim men had their convictions for terrorist offences quashed by the Appeal Court.
Laws making it a crime to possess extremist jihadi propaganda and literature could now have to be re-written and dozens more prosecutions could collapse after senior judges ruled that police and prosecutors must prove to juries that terror suspects not only possessed potentially dangerous material but were intent on using it in an attack. In Wednesday’s ruling the Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips stated that unless there was clear evidence of “terrorist intent”, merely possessing or sharing extremist material did not amount to a crime. [SO, ‘merely’ possessing literature and material to assemble bombs, beheading videos, glorifying terrorism did NOT show intent ?]
The law was designed to help police catch would-be terrorists who have yet to carry out an atrocity but are in the early stages of planning one. But the effect of the ruling is that the police will struggle to build a watertight case against suspects based on such early planning or research for an attack, and will instead be forced to wait until plans are far more advanced – increasing the risk of a successful atrocity.
In the meantime in Australia, 2 Melbourne men, described as a home-grown terrorist group, who are accused of a series of terrorist offences had their extremist materials confiscated. The charges include intentionally being members of a terrorist organisation involved in the fostering or preparation of a terrorist act.
Terrorist manuals describing how to make and detonate bombs were found in the possession of some members of the Muslim men. Another manual, ‘The terrorists’ handbook’, described a number of terrorism techniques and included chapters on how to buy, steal and prime chemicals that could be used in bombs.
[So, the moral of the story is, if you intend to commit a terrorist act, avoid Australia.]