What kind of screening is being given to the “moles”? How do intelligence officials know that they don’t subscribe to the jihad ideology? From Asian News, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
MUSLIM community leaders have attacked a drive by Britain’s secret police to recruit north west Asians as spies and informers.
The internal security service, MI5, is to set up “intelligence cells” aimed at bringing the so-called war against terrorism into the region’s towns and cities where Muslim communities exist.
MI5 officers will work closely with special branch police officers attached to local police forces.
The cells are also likely to be responsible for recruiting Muslims as informants for MI5. The MI5 website already encourages Muslims to help in the fight against terrorism and calls on Arabic speakers to join the agency….
But many community leaders claim the spying will create fear in the Muslim community and further isolate it from the rest of UK society.
The chairman of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, Ibrahim Master, said his organisation was surprised and shocked at the measure.
He said: “We do not believe the Muslim community are a threat to the national security of Briton. Such fears are totally unfounded. We are law abiding citizens. Such Islamaphobic measures tarnish the image of Muslims and further undermine the excellent race relations we have here in Lancashire.”
Totally unfounded? I suppose Ibrahim Master has never heard of Al-Muhajiroun?